Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. 

1111 Harkrider St.
Conway, Arkansas 72032
(501) 358-6300

Bobby Eugene Hughes
1956 ~ 2018

Date of Death: November 29, 2018

In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Hughes family. Bobby's earthly temple is now resting in the care of Rowell-Parish Mortuary. Revelations 21:4 says "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall their be anymore pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Mr. Bobby Hughes.


Derrick Veasley ~ Director

Henry Veasley ~ Director

Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain

Bobby Eugene Hughes born in Van Buren, Arkansas on October 26, 1956 to the late Billy Vernon and Sarah Elizabeth Hughes.  He departed this life on November 29, 2018.


Bobby, better known as “Jap”, never meet a stranger.  When you would see him, he always had a smile and a story he could not leave without telling you about it.  He loved being the center of attention (a fun guy) and enjoyed the many times hanging with his family and friends.  He was a happy, caring, loving, enthusiastic, delightful, and a witty person who loved to dance. Japs favorite hang-outs, as you may already know, were the field and Jet-Away on Midland Blvd.  He will be missed and remembered by many.


He leaves to cherish his loving memory, three step-daughters, a step-grandson, three brothers; John (Diane) Hughes, James (Kathy) Hughes all of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Frederick Hughes of Van Buren, Arkansas; five nieces, Aleschia Butler, LaShay Dumas, Grimonia Hughes, Deborah Irvin, and Diresha Smith all of Fort Smith, Arkansas; five nephews, Shawn Hughes, Shane Hughes, Shad Hughes, LaMont Knauls, and Michael McGill  all of Fort Smith, Arkansas and a host of many family and friends, who all loved him.

Public visitation will be held Friday, December 7, 2018 from 5-6pm at Rowell-Parish Mortuary, 611 North 9th Street Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Celebration of life service will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018, 1:00 p.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 18 South 14th Street, Van Buren, Arkansas.