Charles R. Dilly

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Charles Robert (Bob) Dilly formerly of Doddridge county, Oxford community, passed away on July 28, 2011 at his home in New Braunfels Texas at the age of 85. Bob was born in Middleport Ohio on October 4, 1925 and moved to West Virginia at the age of 2. Bob attended the one-room schoolhouse at Oxford, and then attended Doddridge County High School, graduating in May 1942. He was the class President and participated in various sports including football and basketball. In 1942 he graduated from the largest graduating class in school history even though only 138 freshmen started together. He was preceded in death by his father Howard and mother Rowena. His wife of 60 years, Jeanette, also preceded him in 2008. He is survived by his son Robert and daughter-in-law Terri of Steilacoom WA and daughter LuAnn Vincent of Florida. His faithful dog of 16 years, Sadie, passed away two months after Jeanette's death. His faithful caretaker Maria Perez was at his side. Bob was a WWII veteran having served in the Pacific theater flying on B-29's out of Guam, and a Korean War veteran who flew on cargo aircraft flying in and out of Korea from Japan where he was stationed. He participated in several evacuations from Korea. Bob retired from the Air Force in 1966 and moved to Florida where he resided until Jeanette retired in 1982. Bob returned to Oxford to assist his mother and father during his father's fight with cancer. His father passed away in 1982. In 1983 Bob and Jeanette took a driving trip around the United States which lasted 4 months. Following this tour Bob and Jeanette moved to New Braunfels Texas where they lived until their deaths. Bob will be interred alongside his wife at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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  1. I am so srry. Chuck and Jeanette were our best friends in Texas where we spent 25 winters.We enjoyed lots of good times golging and eating together. you have our sympathy

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about Bob’s death. He and my mother, Winifred Broadwater Knight were first cousins. Bob and I had corresponded since my mother passed in 2007 but I hadn’t talked to him in over a year. He did send me all the Broadwater family pictures and the other genology he had accumulated. I’m so sorry to hear about his death and so wished I had called and checked on him. We have a Broadwater reunion this coming weekend, with four cousins and their children and grandchildren get together so I’ll make sure everyone knows he passed. My grandfater was Bert Broadwater who was Bob’s uncle. Sincerely, Barb Hendricks

  3. Sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. We had so many good times with Chuck and Jeanette in the winter months. Went out to eat with them many times on Sat. nights. We are spending the winters in Peoria now.

  4. I too, like my sister Barbara Hendricks, are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a very good man and will be missed by all. Wishing you strenght, comfort and healing during this difficult time. We will share fun memories during our Broadwater reunion this weekend. Billie & Rick Sprowls and Family (Billie Lynn Knight)

  5. I lost my DCHS classmate and good e-mail buddy. He was a good athelete, smart, honorable and a handsom young boy. I will miss his great e-mail attachments. Sincerely, Bob McMillion

  6. I was so sorry to hear that Chuck had passed away. He and Jeanette were my neighbors for over 13 years on Sunrise. I so miss our celebrations at their house with Jeanette’s cakes, and ice cream. Chuck was my hero many times, as he would watch the children for me when I had to run quick errands, and always there to help after Frank and I divorced. I have missed them terribly since I moved to Austin, and I kept in touch with Chuck at least at Christmas and times when I was in New Braunfels. Wonderful people!! I am so sorry for your loss. Bless you Chuck, and Jeanette Sincerely, Angela Thompson (Witting)

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