Charles Freeman Hughes

March 28, 1934May 3, 2021

Freeman Hughes aka Charles Freeman Hughes passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021 after turning 87 years old on March 28th.

This loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, neighbor and friend was born March 28, 1934 in Martin, KY to Robert Joseph Hughes and Maza Rebecca Crisp Hughes. He is survived by his wife Geneva Caudill Hughes, daughter Cheryl Satariano (Tony Satariano), son David Hughes (Jon Boston), grandchildren Anthony Satariano (Aubrey), Caitlin Satariano, great-grandson Charlie Satariano, and brother William Russell Hughes of Auxier, KY. Freeman was preceded in death by his siblings Mary Magdalene, Ernest Lewis, James, Hager, Joan, and Philemon.

Freeman graduated from Martin High School, worked two years in Michigan doing factory work, then entered the Air Force in 1954 where he served until 1958. He decided to attend Berea College and it was there he met Geneva. They married on September 2, 1961 before their senior year. After Freeman and Geneva graduated from Berea in 1962, Freeman taught school for 2 years at Laurelville High School. They lived in Circleville and Geneva worked at Berger Hospital. He decided to change jobs and started working at WPAFB, moved to Fairborn and later Beavercreek. After 30 years of government service, Freeman retired from WPAFB in 1990.

Freeman enjoyed his kids' and later his grandchildrens' activities. He loved the UK Wildcats, was a KY Colonel, and kept his love of the Kentucky mountains. Freeman and Geneva attended Kirkmont Presbyterian Church for many years which is where his visitation and service will be held. He and Geneva loved travel, had been to all 50 states, and greatly enjoyed the many national parks they visited. He loved birds and nature walks, many in the Beavercreek Wetlands.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Beavercreek Wetlands Association at Beaver Creek Wetlands Association P.O. Box 42 Alpha, Ohio 45301-0042.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Kirkmont Presbyterian Church, 3377 Shakertown Road, Beavercreek, Ohio 45434 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. with the Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 AM. with Pastor Dan Borgelt officiating. Burial will follow at Byron Cemetery, 3256 Trebein Road, Fairborn, Ohio 45324


  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, May 8, 2021


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Skip & Linda Warehime

May 5, 2021

Dear Geneva & Family. We loved Freeman. He brought a lot of fun & laughter to our Cardiac Rehab class. We will miss him so much. He was one of the most friendly, loving men we've ever
known. God be with you In your time of grief.
Love, Skip & Linda Warehime

Terri Connolly

May 5, 2021

The world has lost a very kind, gentle and loving man. His smile and laughter could light up a room. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Patrick, Rhianna, and Jax Webb

May 5, 2021

Freeman was a great man and a wonderful uncle to me. He always inquired about my academics and athletics as a youth and we never missed a chance to talk all things UK when we saw each other at the Caudill Labor Day and Christmas reunions. I always loved to see him get tickled at something with his unique, one-of-a-kind laugh. Prayers to Aunt Geneva, Dave, Cheri, and the rest of the family during this time.

Linda Schwenke

May 5, 2021

Freman was so very special to me . After my father passing Freman would give me the best daddy hugs every Sunday an every time I saw him. Our loss but heavens gain. Resting in the arms of Jesus.

Steve Croucher

May 5, 2021

Mr Hughes will be greatly missed by all who knew him. It was always a joy to see him and talk about UK basketball and update each other on our families. Being a part of the Coffee Group growing up as a kid was wonderful way to Fellowship with family and friends after Sunday morning Worship at Kirkmont. May God bless you and keep you during this time of grief.

Martha Homan

May 5, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Your Shaw family is here for you! Prayers for you and your family.

Chip Hardwick

May 5, 2021

I will never forget his laugh which brought me so much joy as I grew up. He joined all the members of the Coffee Crowd in helping shape who I am today. I’m very grateful. God bless all of you as you grieve.

Laura Hill

May 5, 2021

Mr. Hughes will be greatly missed! He was such a kind, friendly and loving man.
The Bishoff part of the Coffee Gang will miss you!

Laura, Joyce and Bill

Wayne and Sandy Caudill

May 4, 2021

We have lost a beloved member of our family, and our hearts are sad. Freeman was one of the sweetest, kindest persons God ever created. We all loved him dearly, and will miss him terribly. We send our love to Geneva and kids.

Theresa Talley

May 4, 2021

Freeman was very warm and accepting to all who knew him. No matter your age..young or old. I remember when I was around nine or so he would wet he’s hand, rub the hairs on my arm, it would make hair balls. Then he would take out he’s little black hair comb and oh my it would sting! But all I can remember is that laugh!! We would trade knock/knock jokes and such. Full of laughter. As I got older and had my own children it was amazing how he carried on the same joy to them. Always interested in their education and their athletics. Freeman was one of a kind man.. showed such love and interest to everyone around him. Loved his big blue!, his family, but most of all my sister! Thank you Freeman.. I love you and I will miss you,