Charles Cobb

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Charles Cobb, 78, of Gosnell, passed away Sept. 11, 2020.

Charles, known to many as "Red", was born in Blytheville to Charles and Melba Cobb. He attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello (formerly Arkansas A&M), where he was an all-star athlete for the baseball and basketball Boll Weevils. He graduated in 1965, with a teaching bachelor’s degree in education. He enjoyed his lifelong career as the City of Gosnell superintendent. He happily served his community for decades as a volunteer fireman, earning Fireman of the Year in 1997. He was a former 13-year member of the Gosnell Public School Board. Upon retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife to visit his grandson, luncheons with his college teammates and relaxing by the TV in his recliner. He was a member of Pathway Church of God, and an active member of the Gosnell Water Association Board.

Charles was preceded in death by his father, Charles, and his mother, Melba.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Beverly; his two children, Charles Alex Cobb and CJ Cobb Beasley and her husband Jonathan; one grandson, Eli Beasley; and one sister, Jeanette Eatmon.

“Oh the last goodbye’s the hardest one to say. This is where the cowboy rides away” - George Strait

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Rigney and Rev. Danny Pankey officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at Cobb Funeral Home. Following the State of Arkansas COVID-19 guidelines, no more than 100 people will be allowed to gather inside of Cobb Funeral Home at one time and practice social distancing, keeping a 6-foot distance between one another. Face masks are required to enter the building.

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