2024ObituariesDavid Matthew Hughes

January 5, 2024by SealeUser9

March 15, 1952 ~ January 4, 2024

David Matthew Hughes, 71, of Walker, La. went to be with his Lord on Thursday, January 4, 2024. David worked for 33 years for the State of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. He has attended First Baptist Church in Denham Springs for 40 years. He loved to go camping, travel, and spend time with family. David was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be truly missed by everyone who knew him. David is survived by his wife of 43 years, Shirley Branch Hughes; daughter, Dara Hughes (Brandon); daughter, Erin H. Sumerlin (Adam); grandchildren, Kylie Sumerlin, Lucy Kenney, and a grandson to be born in February; siblings, Ann Geroy and Dan Hughes (Carol). He is preceded in death by his parents, McCoy and Billie Hughes. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs on Sunday, January 7, 2024 beginning at 1:00 pm. Dr. Leo Miller will conduct funeral services at 3:00pm. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com




  • Carroll Corona

    March 24, 2024 at 2:21 pm

    Shirley and family, I was saddened to hear that you too lost your husband recently. I know you will miss him dearly. Love you and please accept my sincere condolences.


  • Yolanda G. Jolivette

    March 6, 2024 at 7:33 pm

    My condolences goes out to the family. I was David’s administrative assistant at DEQ for many years until his retirement. He was a great boss, always had a great attitude and sense of humor. After David retired he always stayed in touch. Each year I received a Christmas card with pictures of the family; he will be missed.


  • Joan L Albritton

    January 8, 2024 at 12:02 am

    I am so sorry. David was a kind man with great integrity. It was a real pleasure to work with him at DEQ.


  • Charles Harper

    January 7, 2024 at 5:44 am

    Such a fine man and good friend. I shall miss him.


  • danny gibson

    January 7, 2024 at 12:10 am

    David was a great friend and we have many precious memories of him. Shirley and the girls will be in our prayers. Remember the precious
    memories you shared as a family.


  • Alan Thomas

    January 6, 2024 at 11:41 pm

    I went to high school with David and ran track with him. He always had a smile on his face and always jovial. Such a kind person is hard for this world to loseā€¦.may he rest in eternal peace and his family have some consolation with the memories of such a fine man.


  • Cyndi Stevens

    January 6, 2024 at 6:13 pm

    David Hughes was one of the kindest men I have ever known . His deep sincere love for his daughters, granddaughters and wife showed in every part of his life .His face would light up when we were lucky enough to meet and talk usually at Walmart.
    He was a gentleman to be respected by all who knew him . He was a loyal loving friend I was blessed to have in my life .
    He loved God and His Church and was always willing to stop and tell you about his faith . He loved working with the church groups at FBCDS
    Thank you for always having a few minutes to visit when we ran into each other around Denham Springs Rest in Peace dear friend , we will see you again one day in heaven .


  • Stanley presley

    January 5, 2024 at 9:35 pm

    David provided me with many great memories of fun & laughter. My heart felt condolences to his family .


  • Todd gomez

    January 5, 2024 at 9:00 pm

    Sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family


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