A memorial service was held Sept. 9 at Cundiff Baptist Church.
Hughes was born Dec. 18, 1973, in Fort Worth to James Stanley Huckabee and Carol Sharline Hughes. He was a truck driver for Triple M Tank Trucks in Chico.
James was united in married to Shanna May Moss Feb. 14, 1997, in Decatur.
Survivors include his wife, Shanna Hughes; sons Shawn and Zachary Hughes; father James Huckabee of Joshua; mother Carol Sherwood of Fort Worth; brother William Charles Hughes of Godley; and grandmother Ruth Huckabee of Joshua.