Thomas Louis Hughes, an FBI agent from 1961 to 1986, died last week at this home in Virginia Beach. He was 77.
According to an obituary on the Altmeyer Funeral Homes website, Hughes, since 2003, survived amputations, surgeries, and numerous hospitalizations.
“Through it all, his quiet strength of will and pleasant demeanor inspired all who knew him,” the obit said.
A native of Missouri, Hughes was working on a masters degree when he was recruited by the FBI.
He worked in the FBI Crime Lab and earned his Masters Degree in Forensics Science from George Washington University in 1971.
He was a recognized expert witness in 26 states and taught as an adjunct professor at George Washington University.
The obit said he he was Unit Chief in the Crime Lab; Unit Chief, Forensic Training Unit in the FBI Academy, Quantico; and Unit Chief, Administrative Unit, Laboratory Division.
He is survived by his wife Joan, daughter Kendall Hughes, grandchildren Danika and Landon Brackett, son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Judith Hughes. His son Doug Hughes passed away in 1995.
Memorial Service are set for 11 a.m.Saturday (Jan. 25) at Nimmo United Methodist Church, 2200 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA.