Charles Hughes II

Obituary of Charles David Hughes II

Mr. Charles David Hughes II, a resident of the Echo Community in Dale County, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 64 years old. Funeral services for Mr. Hughes will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, February 2, 2024, from Echo United Methodist Church with Reverend Phil Craddock officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Ozark Thursday evening from 5:00 P. M. until 7:00 P. M. Mr. Hughes was born April 23, 1959 in Dale County, Alabama to the late Charles David Hughes I and Sara Nell Riley Hughes. Charles was a member of Echo United Methodist Church. He was definitely the “Jack of All Trades”. He had many occupations and was skilled at many things including a painter, a optician with Denny Vision and Superintendent with Lewis and Associates. However, his love was farm life becoming a row-crop farmer and poultry farmer. Charles, known as “Dede” loved his family. His daughter, Stacey, was his everything. Then those three grandchildren came along, Katelyn, Makayla “May May” and his side-kick, Cody. He loved being involved with his grandchildren. The word spoiling took on a whole new meaning. He not only spoiled his grandchildren, but he was known to reach in his pocket and give money to other little children in the community. During his time of sickness it was obvious that he had made many life-long friends from all the visits and out-pouring of love. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Carruth Hughes; his father, Charles David Hughes I, who passed away before his birth; his mother, Sara Nell Riley; and his earthly father, Ray “Ray Ray” Riley. Survivors include his daughter, Stacey Phillips (Andy); three grandchildren, Katelyn Phillips (fiancé Justin), Makayla “May May” Phillips and Cody Phillips all of Echo Community; two sisters, Carol Hooks (Bill) of Glennville, Georgia and Sheryl Sketo (Steve) of Midland City; and one brother, Tim Riley (Sherri) of the Asbury Community. Many beloved nieces and nephews also survive. The family would like to extend a special thanks to his beloved niece, Kaitlin Sketo, who is a nurse with Gentiva Hospice. She went above and beyond with caregiving during his final days. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in his memory to Echo Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Linda Ward, 12066 East Highway 27, Newville, Alabama