Charles Edward Hughes died Thursday night, November 22, 2018 at Homestead Post Acute in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born to Wade Moss Hughes and the late Delores Margaret Sumner Hughes in Glendale, Ohio on January 21, 1951. Charles is survived by his wife Kathleen, his father, his step-mother Shirley Hughes, his son Samuel with wife Katie, his daughter Delores Durko, and his step-daughters Anne Agler with husband Theo, and Sarah Carson with husband Derek. He is also survived by siblings Wade Martin Hughes with wife Linda, Nina Creech, and Howard Hughes with wife Dana. He was preceded in death by his mother, his brother Timothy Hughes, and his brother-in-law Jeff Creech. He leaves four grand-children, three step-grand-children, and one step-great-grand-child as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and former parishioners who will miss him. Charles lived a life of service to others. He served eleven years in the U.S. Army, receiving a Bronze Star and an Army Commendation Medal, among other awards. He served in Vietnam, which resulted in his illness and total disability many years later. After his service to his country, he served God by serving in churches in several states. He served in Kitt Swamp and Chinquapin Chapel in North Carolina; Banquo and Markleville in Indiana; and Havana, Altona/Clover Chapel, and Bowen/Plymouth in Illinois. Later he worked with young people in children’s homes in Florida. He continued his work with young people in Florida in the school system teaching citizenship and leadership principles in a program similar to Jr. ROTC for middle school students. His last work was with incarcerated persons. He also did volunteer work with fire departments and with homeless people. Charles was the kind of person who inspired trust and who motivated those around him to become better than they thought they could ever be. He will be greatly missed by many people whose lives he touched. HIs family will honor him by receiving friends beginning at 6:00 PM on Monday, Nov. 26, with Liturgy at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27, beginning at 10:00 AM. All Services will be at St. Athanasius Orthodox Church, 100 Lime Lane, Nicholasville, KY. HIs Graveside Service will be in the Wade Moss Hughes Cemetery, Bear Track, Lee County, KY. Directions will be provided at the Church. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Athanasius Orthodox Church or the Disabled Veterans at dav.org. Hager & Cundiff is honored to serve the Hughes family. This obituary was lovingly submitted by his wife Kathleen.
St. Athanasius Orthodox Church
100 Lime Lane, Nicholasville KY 40356
Disabled American Veterans