Charles O. Bacon
Charles O. Bacon, 91, of Cobden, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
Charles was born on Feb. 6, 1926, in Marshall, Mo., the son of Carl Owen Bacon and Laura Moore Bacon.
He had served in Occupied Japan in the U.S. Army Air Corps at the end of World War II.
Charles was a retired wire chief with the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph in California.
Mr. Bacon was a very active member and a choir member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden. He was a lifetime member of the Carroll P. Foster VFW Post No. 3455 in Anna.
He rode his Harley, a Heritage Softail, until he was 87 years old. He loved his dogs and his kitties.
Charles married JoLee Coomes on Feb. 8, 1948, at St. Mary’s Church in El Centro, Calif. She preceded him in death on May 6, 1996.
Charles is survived by two daughters Sherry Haddick and her husband Mark Haddick of Cobden and Laura Bacon of Somerset, Ky.; six grandchildren, Christopher Khan of El Centro, Calif., Anthony (Leila) Khan of Las Vegas, Nev., JoLee (Troy) Martin of Science Hill, Ky., Ian McClellan of Science Hill, Ky., Matthew (Michelle) Haddick of Waterloo and Adam (Courtney) Haddick of Murphysboro; seven great-grandchildren, Kristina Khan, Olivia Khan, Nicholas Martin, Christian Martin, Sydney Haddick, Camille Haddick and Alianna Haddick; and five nephews.
Mr. Bacon was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Kathleen Marie Bacon; two sisters, Wilma Jeffers and Doris Wilkerson; his parents; and his stepmother, Estelle (Macon) Bacon.
A funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden, with Father Uriel Salamanca and Father Federico Higuera officiating. Military honors were conducted by the Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW of Anna and the Illinois National Guard funeral honor team of Marion at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cobden.
Rosary was said at the conclusion of visitation Tuesday evening at the church.
Memorials can be made for Masses, or to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.