Charles Russell CobleJanuary 4, 1950 ~ November 8, 2017 (age 67)
Charles Russell Coble
Surrounded by loving family, Charles Russell Coble known to all as “Chuck” Passed away at his home in Boise at the age of 67. Even though he was fighting a courageous battle with cancer, he cherished every moment he could with his family and friends.
During his all too short lifetime Chuck enjoyed many outdoor sports and adventures such as riding both dirt bikes and street bikes, jetboating, jeeping, sprint boat racing, rock crawling, razor riding, hunting, camping and fishing.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life Reception will be held on Wednesday November 15, 2017 at the Red Lion Downtowner Hotel Ballroom from 3PM to 6PM located at 1800 W Fairview Ave, in Boise Idaho.
While his parents Charles H. Coble and Helen Rinehart Coble Gladish were visiting their family Ranch in Alberta Canada, Chuck decided to make his grand entrance into the world on January 4, 1950.
Even as a child Chuck was a friend to all and a lover of all things outdoors. He seemed to have a special connection to animals and always had a furry friend by his side. Chuck spent his childhood summers working on his family’s ranch in Canada. After graduating from Capital High School, he wanted to serve his country and enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. After suffering a knee injury and receiving an honorable discharge he returned to Boise, to continue his education where his love for mechanics drew him to earn his degree in auto and machine repair.
One-night Chuck was out enjoying an evening with friends when he noticed a lovely young lady approach him, as Chuck was “Extremely Popular” with the ladies, he was mentally preparing his response to this enchanting young creature. Imagine his surprise when the young lady was not the least bit interested in him or his hell raiser reputation, and she had approached him instead on behalf of her friend. This intrigued Chuck and his interest in this sweet young woman became an obsession for the next several months as his passion became trying to “woo” her and convince her to go out with him. He was relentless and would not accept no for an answer, luckily for all of us she finally gave him a chance, and on April 9, 1971 this beautiful young woman Sherryann Wolfe became his wife. This amazing lady was the love of his life and they spent the next 46 years creating a foundation for his family, a successful business, a loving home, and a lasting relationships with friends.
Sherry was the love of his life, and his heart and soul, he cherished her above all else and even in dark and troubled times, their love for each other held strong. With Sherry at his side he explored different avenues of his life; he drove truck cross country, worked at his Dad’s business The Coble Company, and together with the knowledge they had gained they risked everything to establish their business Frontier Construction which grew to be very successful and allowed them the freedom of an early retirement.
Chuck always said, “Nothing you truly cherish is ever easy” and he showed this everyday in the way he lived and loved. His dedication to his family and friends, his unrelenting work ethic, and his loyalty to the multiple organizations he belonged to. Some of the organizations in which he was an active member in included The Boise Ridge Riders, Treasure Valley Trail Machine Association, Western Whitewater Association, United States Sprint Boat Association, Idaho Road Runners, Idaho Off Road, High Desert Off-Road, Wild West Off Road, Idaho UTV, and numerous others.
When talking Jeeps, Razors, Rock Crawling, Motorcycles, Jet Boats or Sprint Boats it was not uncommon to hear the name Chuck Coble mentioned, he was loved and respected by many.
When Chuck was diagnosed with cancer he gathered close the people that meant the most to him; his Family; and told them he was going to fight. But he also informed them that he wanted to enjoy every day to the fullest, and that he did. With Sherry at his side he enjoyed his many adventures, Jeeping, Razor Riding, Camping, Hunting and fishing with family and friends. Chuck made sure he always had his family close and really loved his fishing trips with his brother Ben, hunting with his son Chase, and camping with his daughter Heidi and all their families.
Chuck had a unique sense of humor he often shared, Chase remembered a time when during an extremely hot day they had been out berry picking and Chuck came out of the store and proceeded to hand his grandchildren seated in the back of Chase’s new car a sticky fudge sickle to each. When Chase and Crystal began to protest, he smiled at Chase and said, “revenge is sweet”. Or the time Heidi recalled when Chuck took Sherry and the kids out to look at a new project in the mountains. Chuck told the kids they were miles away from civilization and that if the kids wanted to eat they had to catch their food. He taught them to find bait from grubs under the rocks, catch a trout from the stream and cook it over a fire on a stick. After the kids had eaten their “survival food” and thoroughly stank of fish, Chuck then drove them 5 miles into Banks and bought them all lunch. He always had a way of making a lasting impression while teaching them life lessons.
Every minute, of every moment that Chuck has spent with his family were the times he cherished the most. During his final days he was extremely fortunate to have some of these moments with his loving wife Sherry, devoted Daughter Heidi and Son in Law Steve, Chase, the son he was so proud of, his beloved Daughter in Law Crystal, his Brother Ben, his Sister in Law Linda, plus all his loving grandchildren who were able to share their memories and their laughter.
Chuck is survived by his lovely wife Sherry Wolfe Coble; Daughter Heidi (Steve) Durant; Son Chase (Crystal) Coble, Grandchildren Austin Klaas, Briana (Tyler) Crook, Hagen Forrey, Gavin Durant, and CJ Coble, He Beloved Dog Yogi, his Mother Helen Rinehart Coble Gladish, and his Brother Ben (Linda) Coble, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Charles H. Coble “Senior”
The Coble Family would like to thank Keystone Hospice for their devoted care of Chuck and a special thanks to Marcy Sullivan for her loving care of not only Chuck but his family during his final days. As well as the numerous friends and family that visited, brought food, comfort, and shared of their time and precious memories of Chuck with us.
“Forever Would Not Have Been Enough”