Charles Robert "Bob" Couts, 79, formerly of Gibson and Pike counties, passed away May 29, 2010, at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Ariz., after a long illness.

Bob was an employee of Peabody Coal Co. in Lynnville, Linton area, and Peabody Western division.

Survivors include his wife, Chloretta Rae, of Phoenix; sons David of Phoenix, Gary and Chris (Julie) of Page, Ariz., Jeff, of Seattle, Wash.; granddaughters, Cali and Colbi Couts of Page; two sisters, Louella Wellmeyer of Holland, Margaret Rothrock of Winslow; and two brothers, Jack of Evansville and Paul of Oakland City.

There will be no service at this time.