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Charles Lee Cobb


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Charles Lee Cobb Obituary
Charles Lee Cobb, age 93, of Pittsburg, Kansas, passed away on Monday, February 17, at Via Christy Village.

Charles was born October 13, 1920 in Seneca, MO to Robert F. and Mable Cobb, who soon moved to Pittsburg. He was one of five boys, Harold, Luther, Robert, Jr. (Bob) and Carl and is survived by Bob and Carl.

Charles married Wanda Gene Maier on September 3, 1942, in Corpus Christi, Texas. She survives at Via Christy Village in Pittsburg. He is also survived by his two sons and their wives, Michael and Debra Cobb of Jackson, MO and Gregory and Terri Cobb of Pittsburg, four grandchildren, Cynthia (Kevin) Guilfoy, Johnathan Cobb, Jeremy Cobb, Joshua Cobb and one great grandson, Benjamin Guilfoy.

Shortly after high school graduation, Charles joined the Navy and was a baker on the USS Severn A0-61 during WWII. When he returned from the service, he rejoined Cripe's Bakery as a baker. He and his wife also owned and operated the Cobb Greenhouse for several years.

Charles left the bakery and became a letter carrier with the Postal Service which he served until his retirement in 1972. Everyone who knew Charles, knew he was an avid fisherman, going most weekends. Fish were never able to evade "Catfish Charlie". He filleted his fish and gave them away. Chuck's love of gardening and fishing found yourself carrying home produce and fish after a visit with the generous, kind hearted man. Charlie also enjoyed making beautiful knives in his spare time, which he also gave away. Charles worked hard all of his life and could accomplish anything he set his mind to. It was evident Charles enjoyed life and lived it to its utmost.

Friends and Family are welcome to come to the chapel at Via Christa Village, Friday at 2:00 P.M. For a memorial and time of sharing.
Published in Morning Sun on Feb. 20, 2014
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