Alexander Funeral Home - North Chapel

4200 Stringtown Road, Evansville, IN


Charles E. Cobb

September 10, 1936July 22, 2020
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Charles E. Cobb, 83, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Evansville, IN. He was born in Evansville, IN on September 10, 1936 to the late John and Marie A. (Sachs) Cobb.

He graduated from Central High School where he played basketball and track. He was an avid IU basketball and St. Louis Cardinals Fan and loved to play golf. Charles was a member of Free Pentecostal Church and enjoyed singing his favorite song, “Sheltered in the Arms of God”. He was a manager at Great Scot in the bakery for 20 years and also worked for Deaconess Hospital as an Environmental Services Assistant Supervisor for 25 years.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sherry Strunk; sister, Dorothy Bekemeier; and brother, John Cobb.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Cobb; daughter, Shannon Hildenbrand (Mark); son, Jerry Smith Jr. (Lori); daughter, Bonnie Strickland (Curtis); niece, Sandy Stremming (Brent); eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

A Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 27, 2020 at Alexander North Chapel, 4200 Stringtown Road, officiated by Rev. JoHanna Sumner-Damme, with burial in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home, facial covering required.

Charles’s funeral will be livestreamed at 11:00 am on Monday, use following link: www.facebook.com/funeralstreamusa. Livestream will begin at 10:55 am.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Free Pentecostal Church, 3201 Fickas Road, Evansville, IN 47714.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.


  • Carolyn Sue (Russ) Cobb, Wife
  • Shannon Hildenbrand (Mark), Daughter
  • Jerry Smith Jr. (Lori), Son
  • Bonnie Strickland (Curtis), Daughter
  • Sandy Stremming (Brent), Niece
  • John Cobb, Father (deceased)
  • Marie A. (Sachs) Cobb, Mother (deceased)
  • Sherry Strunk, Daughter (deceased)
  • Dorothy Bekemeier, Sister (deceased)
  • John Cobb, Brother (deceased)
  • Eleven Grandchildren
    Thirteen Great Grandchildren


  • Funeral Service At Alexander North Chapel

    Monday, July 27, 2020


Charles E. Cobb

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Yvonne Wahl

July 28, 2020

Sending heartfelt prayers n love to you Bonnie and your family . You and your family were dear North High School Marching Band parents.. that’s where I remember you n your family & Great Scot bakery... the best donuts!!! May the Heavenly Father wrap his arms around you all through this💞

Kimberly Dockery (Russ)

July 27, 2020

What I will miss the most about my uncle Charlie is his smile and his sense of humor. Also one of the kindest people you would ever want to meet. It warms my heart to see how many people he touched and loved him. He was truly special Human being. Love and miss you

Shelley Dewig

July 27, 2020

Charlie was an incredible man, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. After my mom died 8 years ago, he and his family welcomed mine to every get together and loved them just as they would their own family. That made all the difference in how my own family dealt with our grief. I always thought it amazing and a blessing that Xavier got to have a relationship with his great grandfather, something so precious and rare, and we miss him deeply. May Charlie Rest In Peace with the Most Holy One.

Davie Sue Wallace Litov

July 26, 2020

While in high school Charlie was like a second dad to me. Shannon and I were the best of friends in grade school and high school, even roommates during college. Charlie was my boss when I worked at the Brick Oven Bakery in the Great Scot stores. He was always loving and kind. I can’t say I ever saw him with out a smile on his sweet face. Charlie enjoyed life and his family. I was fortunate to feel like family.
The world is a sadder place with out Charlie Cobb.
Sending love and prayers for his family and friends.

Rhonda Anderson Oare

July 25, 2020

I have such wonderful memories of Charlie. He worked with my dad at the Brick Oven Bakeries and when we were children we'd go to his house for fun and games. He'll be missed, but knowing Charlie I'm sure he's up there telling jokes to the angels.

Kathryn (Hawkins) Hasten

July 24, 2020

I have fond memories of Charlie during our time working together at the Brick Oven Bakery. His great sense of humor made him a favorite among the bakers as well as those of us behind the counter. My sincere sympathy goes to his family and dear friends.

Kathy (Hawkins) Hasten

Julie Esslinger

July 23, 2020

Charlie hired me at the bakery when I was 16 or 17. He was always kind, always had a good word to say about everyone, smiling and spreading joy to all. I know he will be missed by everyone but there's now another angel in heaven. My condolences and prayers to his family & friends.

Virginia Exline

July 23, 2020

I worked for Charlie Cobb at Great Scott bakery I loved working for him. RIP Charlie he was a lot of fun to work with, he will be missed

Jeff heckard

July 23, 2020

God Speed Charlie you were one of the nicest and hardest working persons I have ever met .

Jean Cundiff

July 23, 2020

I worked with him at Great Scott. He would always bring me a loaf of hot bread right out of the oven with milk and butter. He truly was a good man. He treated everyone with respect and loved to talk about God. RIP Charlie. Heaven has one more angel in it's choir.