Hugh Tucker Comish, Jr., 87, died at The Carrington Nursing Center in Starkville. He was a retired architect with Barnes, Comish and Deweese.
A private family service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville with Father Jason Johnston officiating. Burial will be in the Ray and Jerry Orgler Columbarium at Saint Joseph Catholic Church
He was born Aug. 4, 1934 in Indianola to Hugh Tucker and Lois Lee Blush Comish. Hugh graduated high school from Independence High School in LA and attended LSU where he graduated in Architecture Engineering. After meeting the love of his life on a blind date he married Nancy Mynihan and they wed on Jan. 4, 1958. He enlisted in the Army and served at Ft. Belvoir, Va., before he was honorably discharged. After the Army he began practicing Architect and moved to Clarksdale where he eventually became partners and opened his own firm, Barnes/Comish/Deweese Architects. He retired in 2000 and moved to Starkville.
He was an LSU fan but quickly became a MSU fan with three of his four children attending and graduating from MSU. As long as MSU was not playing LSU he was cheering for the Dawgs. He loved to watch all sports and loved to keep up with all the stats. He was born and raised Baptist. He served as a Deacon in the Clarksdale Baptist Church for many years before moving to Starkville. When he met Nancy and married, she was Catholic, so they agreed to both attend each other’s church and practice both faiths. They lead marriage classes together and participated in each other’s church’s communities. They attended First Baptist Church and Saint Joseph Catholic Church when they retired to Starkville. They would go to mass at St Joseph’s on Sunday mornings then leave and go to First Baptist Church Services until his health declined. He was a Strong Christian Man, loving husband and father whose faith was lived throughout his life.
He loved his family and is survived by Nancy his wife of 63 years and their four children and their families. Survivors are Brian (Kathryn) Comish and their children, Emily, Jordan, Johannah and Timothy. Scott (Darlene) Comish and their son Matthew, Keith (Cathy) Comish and their sons, Clark (Katleyn) and Kendall (Katherine)m Leigh (Tim) Ryan and their daughters Claire and Evelyn. He is also survived by two great grandsons, Rowen and Rhett Comish. He is survived by one sister in law, Joan Dismore and one brother in law, Otis Lee.
He is predeceased by his parents and his sister Gloria Lee who passed away a little more than week ago.
Welch Funeral Home in Starkville is handling arrangements.