OBITUARY

Gary Lewis Cobb

January 13, 1952January 21, 2011

Mr. Gary Lewis Cobb, 59, of Forest City NC, went to be with the Lord January 21, 2011, at his home in Archdale NC surrounded by his wife and family. He was born January 13, 1952, in Rutherfordton, NC the son of Ray Cobb and Virginia Watkins Cobb. He is survived by his wife, Wendy S. Redwine Cobb of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Todd Willard of Forest City NC; son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Lauren Cobb of Kings Mountain, NC; daughter and son-in-law, Keagon and Christopher Stephens of Archdale, NC; and two sons, Sterling Redwine and Connor Redwine both of the home. He had 5 wonderful grandchildren; Kristen “Pretty Girl” Willard, Dakota “Koty Bear”, Camden “Cam Cam” Cobb, Brayden “Braydona” and Aubrea Kate “Katy Bug” Stephens. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Shelia Butt of Mooresboro, NC and Cathy Chauncy of Charlotte, NC as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Cobb and grandson, Kenwrenn Redwine. He was a graduate of North Carolina State University and was employed by Zimmer Carolinas of Charlotte, NC for 23 years where he was Director of OSP. Throughout his tenure, he demonstrated heart felt dedication to his work with Zimmer Carolinas and the medical device industry where he was highly admired, respected and loved and will be truly missed. We would also like to extend extreme gratitude and special thanks to Richard Greenhagen, President and all of the Zimmer family for their phenomenal support of Gary and his family during his long battle with his illness. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday January 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Pilot View Baptist church, 1661 Blair St. Thomasville NC and will be officiated by Pastor Michael Mabe and Pastor Robert Summers. Gary was a 1970 graduate of Chase High School where he was an exceptional, accomplished athlete as well as being the first inductee into the Chase High School Athletic Hall of Fame. In his honor, the Gary Cobb Memorial Scholarship Foundation has been established. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to the Gary Cobb Memorial Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 1181 Ellenboro, NC 28040.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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RITA W. BYERS

February 10, 2011

I KNOW THIS WORLD HAS LOST A GREAT FRIEND & FAMILY MEMBER.I KNEW GARY THRU ROGER QUEEN THEY (still wonder about the HOTDOG NICKNAME ROGER HAD WAS GARY THE ONE ??) WERE TOGETHER EVERYWHERE. I WAS AT THE TIME IN CHASE HIGH SCHOOL ONE GRADE AHEAD OF THEM BUT I WAS DATING ROGER AT THE TIME SO WE DID THE BALLGAMES BASKETBALL,FOOTBALL & BASEBALL .WE JUST ALL HUNG OUT TOGETHER AND I THINK THAT GARY WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON AS IS RODGER. THEY WERE VERY RESPECTABLE TO OTHER PEOPLE AND TEAM PLAYERS.I KNOW THAT GOD HAS A VERY SPECIAL ANGEL MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE COBB FAMILY MAY GOD BE WITH EACH ONE AND ESPECIALY HIS WIFE & CHILDREN AT THIS TIME.ITS A VERY SAD TIME FOR ALL THAT KNEW GARY. MAY GOD BLESS & GUIDE YOU THRU THIS TRYING TIME. A FRIEND.

February 6, 2011

What a shock-I am just now hearing of Gary's passing and I am very sadden-May God graces be with the family in his passing. Lemuel Watkins, Jr

RITA BYERS

February 2, 2011

I AM SO SORRY ABOUT GARY. I KNOW HE WAS YOUNGER THAN THE CLASS I WAS IN . BUT I GOT TO KNOW HIM AT CHASE AND HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND.BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY OF THE PEOPLE FROM CHASE FOR YEARS. BLESS GARY AND MAY GOD TAKE ANOTHER ANGLE IN HIS KINGDOM AND MAY GOD BE WITH CATHY AND ALL THE FAMILIES AND BRING THEM PEACE>AMEN ALWAYS

Benita Cole

January 27, 2011

Shelia & Family - We are so very sorry for your loss.

Sincerely,
Wayne and Benita Walker Cole

Roger Dixon

January 27, 2011



To the entire Cobb family, it is the utmost sadness that I heard of Gary's illness and his passing. As one of his coaches, Gary was a highly competitive player; having a gift from God to play many sports. His talents in football, basketball and baseball certainly made him one of the best, if not the very best, 3-sport high school athletes that I have seen or been associated with in 40+ years of coaching. More importantly, Gary was a special individual and a very good person. My regret is that I could have known him as a grown man! As a son, brother, husband, father and grandfather, friend and co-worker, I am sure he will be sorely missed. Hopefully, your memories of Gary Cobb will bring you peace and comfort as you deal with the loss of Gary. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to the Cobb family and friends.
May you continue to be blessed by your thoughts and memories.

Linda and Roger Dixon -- Murrells Inlet, SC

January 26, 2011

I am sorry to hear of the loss of Gary. I only knew him while we were growing up together with Cathy and Sheila. My thoughts and prayers are with the Cobb family. Virginia, he will forever remain in our hearts and lives. Our deepest heartfelt condolences are with you. Sandra and Sara Lou Barnes Forest City, North Carolina

Alan Cobb

January 26, 2011

I did not include my email address when I first posted in Gary's guestbook. My bad....the address is rac@pecinc.net for anyone who might wish to contact me. I am working with Gary's sister Cathy to establish a memorial foundation for students at Chase. If you have input or wish to donate, please contact either me or Cathy.....Thanks

Robbin Milliken

January 26, 2011

My sincere thought and prayers are with all the Cobb Family. My prayer is that each day will be a brighter for all of you.

Denise Byers Gardner

January 26, 2011

All of the Cobb family are in my thougths and prayers. Graduated with Gary at Chase. He was a good student, great athlete. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that so many recognize the kind of man he was and how he made a difference in the life of others. May your memories along with the support of your family and friends comfort you in the days ahead.

Bonnie T mintz Hines

January 25, 2011

The family has my condolences. I am a cousin to Gary. His grandmother Dora Poole Cobb was my mothers sister. So, he was my 2nd cousin and I had never met him. Very good looking,looks a lot like both parents,My prayers go out to your family! Max and Bonnie Mintz Hines,aunt Ruby Mintz's daughter.