Hughes, Louis E. Merrillville, IN. Louis E. Hughes peacefully passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Louis leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted and loving wife, Hazel; sons, Jeffrey Louis Hughes and Laurence (Angela) Hughes; daughter, Maria Jones; grandchildren, Chelsea, Dominique, Mya, Zoe, Geoffrey and Garrett; sister, Venetia Williams; brother, Calvin (Linda) Hughes; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister and 3 brothers.
Louis was a 1946 graduate of Roosevelt High School and was a scholarship recipient to Moorehouse College attending until he was drafted in 1951. Upon his honorable discharge, Louis went on to receive many degrees, among them are a BS and MS degrees from IU Bloomington, an MS degree from University of Chicago, and studied for his PhD at Cambridge University, England.
He served as a teacher, counselor and administrator at 5 Gary schools until 1972 when he went on to serve as principal for the American Schools for the armed forces in Europe for over 22 years. Louis was a life long member of First Baptist Church and a member of Kappa Alpha PSI, Gary Alumni Chapter.
He enjoyed traveling, playing bridge and especially walking his dogs. Louis was a loving husband, father and grandfather and he will be truly missed by all whose lives he touched.