Charles Warren “Charly” Jacoby

March 17, 2023

Charles Warren “Charly” Jacoby, 80, of Frankfort, died March 17, 2023 at I.U. Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.  He was born June 25, 1942 in Clinton County to John Paul & Sylvia Katheryn (Walker) Jacoby.  He married Mary J. Sheets on June 28, 1970 and she survives.

Charly was a 1961 graduate of Frankfort High School.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, from 1963-1967 and served on the USS Venture 496.  After returning home, he became a firefighter for the Frankfort Fire Department, retiring after 20 plus years.  He then worked for the Frankfort Parks Department, retiring from there as well.  Charly was a long-time member of the Community Christian Church.  He loved spending time with family, eating at his favorite restaurants and traveling to Branson, Missouri, and the U.P. of Michigan, enjoyed camping & hiking in Turkey Run, going to garage sales and antiquing.

Visitation and Services

Family services will be held. Burial will be in Kilmore Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the TPA Park Christmas Light Fund, 1 Adrian Marks Dr., Frankfort, IN 46041 or Community Christian Church, 1944 S. Jackson St., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary J. Jacoby of Frankfort, brother: John Jacoby of California, sister: Janice Jacoby of California, brother-in-law, Harry Sheets of Frankfort, sisters-in-law, Linda Cole of Frankfort and Dorothy (Dick) McCarty of Michigantown, nieces, Crystal (Terry) Williams, Tara (Eric) Woods, and Cherish Batts, nephews, Travis (Gina) Sheets, Shane (Kim) Jacoby, and Stace (Melissa) Alter. He also had several great-nieces and nephews that he was very close to.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Jacoby.


Leave your Condolences

30 Condolences for “Charles Warren “Charly” Jacoby”

  1. Alan B. Appleton March 18, 2023 at 6:07 pm

    My condolences to Mary and extended family members. I recall driving by Dorner Park one day when I observed him on the ground in a prone position face-down in the Park with a Parks Dept. co-worker standing over him, I stopped to offer aid, but he was just examining an underground utility pipeline.
    Alan B. Appleton

  2. Jeff Cox March 18, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  3. Dan Knapp March 19, 2023 at 6:32 am

    My prayers and thoughts go out to Mary and all of the family.
    I remember many happy memories of fishing in the U.P. with Charly and the whole family as a kid growing up.

  4. Kimberly Cochran March 19, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    Mary, so very sorry for your loss.

  5. Gloria Hite March 19, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    Sorry for your loss Mary, hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  6. Bill & Lora Layton March 19, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    Mary, so sorry for your loss.

  7. Ed and Jodell Roberts March 19, 2023 at 9:22 pm

    Charly was a wonderful man. We met Charly and Mary when his nephew was in Scouts. He was such a kind soul. He really reached out to the boys and helped them in any way he could. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary and the family.

  8. Jackie Sheets March 19, 2023 at 11:40 pm

    To Mary & Charly’s loved ones. I’m so sorry for your loss… Charlie was a very kind person and a joy to chat with.

  9. Barbara McCarty March 20, 2023 at 8:17 am

    Mary, Janice, and John, I am so very sorry for your loss. The Jacobys were a very special family. Please know you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Janice Jacoby March 20, 2023 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you Barbara for the kind thoughts. So nice of you to reach out.

  10. Steve & Jenny Larimore March 20, 2023 at 10:30 am

    So sorry for your loss, keeping you all in our prayers.

  11. Becky Swan Howe March 20, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    Mary, Roger (graduated with Charly) and I are so sorry for your loss of Charly. He and I went to the same church growing up … a very long time ago. It seems as if our class only recently felt the loss of Larry. I enjoyed with a warm heart knowing Charlie had a wonderful life and loving family.

    Becky Swan Howe

  12. Debra Walker March 20, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    Mary we are so sorry to learn of Charly’s passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Debbie Sears Walker and family, Dennis Sears, Doug Sears and family

  13. Alan Hale March 20, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    We would like to say how sorry we are about Charlie. May prayers be with the family

    Alan Hale and Diana

  14. Bill & Lou Ray March 20, 2023 at 5:17 pm

    Mary, Bill and I are so sorry to hear of Charly’s passing. We had no idea he was sick. He used to come in our store all the time to exchange quarters when they were popular. Our thoughts and prayers are with you God Bless Bill And Lou Ray

  15. Sally and Dick Ham March 20, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    Mary, Janice, John and all the family so very sorry to hear of Charles death. We shared our neighborhood together. He was a blessed man. Love and prayers to all. Love you

  16. Jim and Janilyn Need March 20, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    Mary , I am so sorry for your loss. You have our sympathy and prayers.

  17. Darrell and Mons Elsea March 21, 2023 at 8:16 am

    We are so sad to loose another dear cousin. Our prayers are for comfort for his family.

  18. Sarah Shurr Bogard March 21, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    Mary, Janice and John, Ron and I are so sorry for your loss…. Charlie was a great friend, At the fire department and when he was at the park. He will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Ron and Sarah Bogard

  19. Callie Tolson March 22, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    Mary, I am so sorry for the loss of Charly. Prayers are with you. Callie Tolson

  20. Kris Zehner Rickard March 22, 2023 at 5:39 pm

    Janice, I am sorry for the loss of your brother. The video looked like he loved the outdoor life. My prayers are with you and your family.

  21. Brad & Sue Stockberger March 23, 2023 at 5:44 am

    Mary, we so hated to hear about Charlie… our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. We know he is flying high!

  22. Kris Zehner Rickard March 23, 2023 at 8:15 am

    Janice, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. My prayers will be with you and your family.

  23. Susan McCarter March 23, 2023 at 9:48 am

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss. Charley was one of the good ones! Always there to help anyone! He will be missed!

  24. Nancy Kehrer March 23, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    So sorry for your family’s loss, Mary. You are in my prayers.

  25. James L Ferguson March 23, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    Sending heartfelt prayers to Charly’s family and friends. Glad to have been a friend for years and he will be missed. RIP Charly

  26. Ron & Erilda Coleman March 30, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Dear Family,
    So very sorry to hear of Charly’s passing. Know he was greeted in the arms of Jesus. He will be missed by so many. Sending prayers of comfort & strength. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  27. Phil & Gloria Crum March 31, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    So sorry to hear of Charly’s passing.
    With sincere sympathies.

  28. Stephanie Teter April 1, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Mary, so sorry to learn of Charly passing, you’re in our thoughts always. Stevie and Ed Teter

  29. Craig Powlen April 3, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Hi guys, so sorry to hear about Charly. I think I last saw him at Larry’s showing and enjoyed catching up with him there. Blessings love and hugs to everyone. Condolences.

    Craig Powlen (and Jenna and the kids, Ash, Noah and Amanda)

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