Charles Cramp Cookman Jr.

February 20, 1956August 30, 2013

Charles Cramp Cookman, Jr., 57, of New Bern died Friday, August 30, 2013 at his home. Over the years he was a member of different local theater groups. He attended Christ Episcopal Church and was proprietor of a local handyman business, Fortis Fidele.

Charles is survived by his brother James Cookman of Milford, CT and two sisters: Elizabeth W. Pletcher of River Bend and Mildred C. Frick of Stonington, CT.

A memorial service will be held Monday, September 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church. A reception will immediately follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 320 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560 or Rhems Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 13010, New Bern, NC 28561.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.


  • Memorial Service Monday, September 9, 2013

Charles Cramp Cookman Jr.

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Peter Adam

November 6, 2014

Sad to hear about this. RIP Charlie --- Millie/Liz/Jim - Please get in touch. Peter (Adam)

Jolinda Heavens

June 20, 2014

Hey Charlie, Gosh I have so many memories!Can't mention all of them. Gallagers is a big one as is your Pinto. I miss talking to you especially since we got back in touch. I miss the emails of mountain lions, sunsets etc. May GOD be with you now and always. RIP my friend.

Jolinda Heavens

June 20, 2014

RIP my friend. I miss you

May 2, 2014

English taxi cabs, broken collar bones, Lookout Rock. Charlie has always kept a big place in my heart. It's been a long time but the loss feels enormous. Thoughts and prayers for Milly, Liz and Jim.
Ann Powell Ellsworth, CT

Barbara Stead/Hrivnak

November 25, 2013

I just learned of Charlie's passing today. (11/25/2013). I was suspicious for months that something was very wrong as we were very close friends and kept in touch daily via email, phone, etc... and have been obviously unable to reach him. I grew up with Charlie in Wilton/New Canaan, CT...we ran with the same general crowd. we lost touch over the years, and reconnected in about 2005-06,thanks to technology. Charlie was perhaps one of the truest, most genuine people I have ever known. we shared many recent years of support to one another through rough times, laughter about old stories & new adventures, and just plain REAL friendship. I have missed hearing from him over the last few months, and have a heavy heart over learning of his passing. I miss you Charlie....very much. you were and always will be, very, very loved. and you were probably one of the dearest friends I have ever had. I hope you are healthy, whole, and free upstairs...acting and singing to your heart's content. I love you my friend. - Barb

Ginger Chapman

October 14, 2013

Carol Chapman

October 11, 2013

I'm very sorry for your loss.
Charlie passed away too soon. I'll always
remember him as Milly's little brother
who had a big smile and a larger heart.
May he rest in peace.

Ginger Chapman

October 11, 2013

Dear Millie Liz and Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. I too have very fond memories of Charlie from my high school days hanging out at Valley Road with you all.. My last visit with Charlie was from my college years when I was traveling cross country and we scooped him up from san diego and all took a weekend camping trip to Death Valley - he had us all laughing so much my sides ached, his humor was infectious. I am happpy to have that memory as my last. I hope that your good memories of him help to ease the pain of his parting..
Sending you lots of love
(I just got this link today or I would have writtten sooner!)

Katherine Christ-Janer

October 5, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. We didn't know one another in school but I knew Charlie as we passed in the halls and among friends of friends. He was one of the handsomest guys in our class, popular, beaming and radiated charm. My heart goes out to family and friends in this most challenging moments of life. Peace to you Charlie..

Bethanne Cross

October 2, 2013

Charlie lived across the street from me in New Canaan. We went to school together from kindergarten through high school. So sad to hear this news, rest in peace my friend.