A bit of mixed news came my way a few weeks ago. My Uncle Charles has pasted from this world to the next. I sit here wondering about my feelings part of me is sad to never on this earth to see him again. We are not very close but he was my uncle whom I was like a father to me when my own father left the scene. He was bigger than life to me, a man’s man you could say. He died from cancer and when he left this world I was told that the cancer had eaten most of his weight away but he still is a big man to me. He made mistakes but all were covered by the blood of the lamb.
So I am writing this letter to all of you to let you know that “I love him” and I am so sad that my own kids will never get to know the man whom was bigger than life than my Uncle Charles was…. But he knew the Good Shepherd’s voice and I am glad that he has finished the race well. I can hardly wait to see him in the presents of my Heavenly father and his son, Jesus the Christ.
Charles Edward Hobbs, also known as “Hobbs,” “Chas”, and “Chuck,” was born on February 23, 1953 to the union of James Alexander Hobbs, Sr. and Louise Blake Hobbs (Abston) in Mississippi. He grew up in South Bend, Indiana and received his formal education at Messmer High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and furthered his education with two years of college.
Charles accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age. He was united in holy matrimony with Jeanette Acoff on April 5, 1985 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Charles served in the United States Army Reserves for seventeen years. He was employed by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for fifteen years, retiring in 2007. He also was employed by the Milwaukee School Board as a MPS Teacher Aide. In his leisure, he enjoyed playing and refereeing several sports including basketball, baseball, football, softball, volleyball, and others.
Charles Edward Hobbs departed this life on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 2:30 a.m. Aurora VNA Zilber Family Hospice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This is my Uncle Charles.