Charles William Hughes Jr.


In Loving

Charles William Hughes Jr.

September 12, 1951 – January 16, 2022

Charles William Hughes Jr, age 70, of Mineral, Virginia, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia on January 16, 2022.

Known as ‘Chuck’ by his family and friends, he was born on September 12, 1951 to Callie Parker Head Hughes and Charles William Hughes Sr in Charlottesville, Virginia. After graduating from Louisa County High School in 1969, Chuck volunteered to serve in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam War veteran.

In 1972, Chuck married April Tallman of Rome, New York. Chuck and April went on to have three children, Charles Scott Hughes, April Miranda Smith and Heather Roxanne Hughes.

In 1985, Chuck married Mary Katherine Lane of Atwater, California. Chuck and Mary Kay went on to have three sons, Steven Lane Hughes, David William Hughes and Robert Michael Hughes. Chuck had two additional marriages later in life that did not produce children.

In the Air Force, Chuck attained the rank of Master Sergeant and eventually became an inflight refueling instructor at Castle Air Force Base, California for the KC-135 tanker aircraft. As a boom operator on the KC-135, Chuck traveled the globe. From Thailand to the Egyptian pyramids, he visited most continents, accumulating significant knowledge along the way making him a formidable trivia player and quick to complete a crossword puzzle.

After serving 22 years in the Air Force, Chuck returned home to Louisa County in 1991 where he started a handyman business. In the community, Chuck was known for his quick wit, always enjoying a good fish fry, and for helping community members any time of day or night with their home repair needs.

Chuck was predeceased by his beloved parents Callie and Bill. He is survived by all six of his loving children, Scott, April, Heather, Steven, David and Bobby, his younger brothers Eddie Hughes and Samuel Hughes, his younger sisters Pamela Hughes and Kathy Allen, and his grandchildren Brooke Hughes, Grace Hughes, Charles Hughes, Isabella Smith, Kylee Hughes, Devin Johnson, Josie Manns, Micah Zvulun, Natalie Hughes, and Aubrey Hughes. He will forever be in their hearts and missed every day.

Visitation will be held at Providence Presbyterian Church in Gum Spring, Virginia on February 19, 2022 at 10:00 followed by a memorial service at 11:00, and a private interment at Mount Moriah cemetery in White Hall, Virginia.



  1. June Parrish Perkins January 22, 2022 at 1:06 am - Reply

    My sincere condolences to Chuck’s family. We went to high school & graduated together in 1969. May God give you all comfort, strength & peace as you go through this difficult time.

  2. Gail Atkinson January 22, 2022 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Dearest Eddie, Sammy, Pam & Kathy, I was so sorry to hear the news about Chuck. I feel like I have lost a family member. All of you remain in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.

  3. Sam and Peggy Farmer January 23, 2022 at 12:31 am - Reply

    We send our love and condolences to each of you in this very sad time.

  4. Mrs. Susan R Rozzano January 24, 2022 at 4:18 am - Reply

    My Deepest Condolences to my nephew Col. Scott Hughes and my nieces April Smith and Heather Hughes. You all have the goodness that Chuck had in his heart. Rest in Peace Chuck.

  5. Holly Grove Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc. February 3, 2022 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Our heartfelt sympathy to family and friends.

  6. JOHN STEPHENS III February 4, 2022 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    sorry to hear about chuck our heartfelt sympathy to family and friends if we can help let us know

  7. ron strickland February 7, 2022 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    To the Hughes Family; I was very sorry to hear about chucks passing. Way too soon at 70 yo! Chuck was a good guy. He use to be play mates with my older brothers Skip and Ben. I went to school with Pam and Cathy. I saw him years ago at my moms house in Richmond. He repaired things at her rental homes. Just a nice guy who knew what he was doing. Rest in peace Chuck! Ron Strickland San Diego, CA.

  8. David Valentino March 26, 2022 at 1:36 am - Reply

    He had a heart as big as a cow. His work is all through my home here in Greenwich, NJ. I can go no deeper into my heart sending my condolences to his children. I’m sure going to miss you Chuck.

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