Philip Calvin Hughey III, born on April 4, 1944, in Manhattan, New York, passed away on November 30, 2023 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was the cherished son of Rev. Philip C. Hughey Jr. and Alberta Wray (Daniels) Hughey.
Phil's journey was one marked by unwavering service and faith. On October 19, 1968, he married Marilyn (Francis) Hughey, in Rantoul, Illinois, beginning a loving partnership that spanned over five decades.
A graduate of Bob Jones University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts in music, Phil's passion for music became a cornerstone of his identity. Following his academic pursuits, he served with honor in the United States Air Force for four years as a staff sergeant, specializing in jet mechanics.
Phil's spiritual journey led him to serve as Assistant Pastor at First Baptist Church in Caribou, Maine, and later in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. His guidance and compassion provided comfort to those who sought solace within the congregation.
A pivotal chapter in Phil's life began when he became the director of the Boylston Home for Girls in Manchester, New Hampshire. His encouragement and support left a lasting impact on the lives of the young women under his care.
Phil concluded his professional journey with tenure at the Manchester Health Department, where he became affectionately known as "Mr. Phil." His service to public health showcased his commitment to the well-being of the community.
Phil was a long-time member of Southside Bible Fellowship Church in Manchester. His musical talents contributed to the worship team as he played the organ and piano. Phil's dedication extended to teaching Sunday school, volunteering with AWANA clubs, and serving as a church community Elder.
Phil is survived by his wife Marilyn; his children, Jennings Alys (Hughey) Loftus and husband Timothy, Daniel Philip and wife Kathleen (Wall) Hughey, and Sarah Elizabeth (Hughey) Kruse and husband Klaus. He adored his grandchildren, Savana and Morgen Hughey, Jace Loftus, Matilda, Magdelena, and Charles Kruse. Phil is also survived by his sisters, Berta and her husband Erwin Merill, Sue Hughey, Ruth and her husband Gary Venidestine, brother Paul Hughey and his wife Lori, sister-in-law Carolyn and her husband Lyman Johnson, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Phil's legacy of love, faith, and service will forever be etched in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him. A celebration of Phil's life service for friends and family will be held at South Side Bible Fellowship on 09 December 2023 at 1pm. Located a 200 South Jewett St., Manchester, NH 03103. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Southside Bible Fellowship Deacon Fund in Phil's honor. May he rest in peace, and may his memory be a source of comfort and inspiration to us all.