OBITUARY

Wayne Cobb

August 9, 1936May 9, 2021
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L. Wayne Cobb, age 84, of Temple, Texas passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at his home in Temple. He was born on August 9, 1936 in Cameron, Texas the son of Emerald Patrick and Lillie Matilda (Baca) Cobb.

A visitation will take place on Friday, May 14, 2021 from 12:00pm until the time of service at 2:00pm at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home 3110 Airport Rd. Temple, Texas 76504. Burial will follow at Bellwood Memorial Park.

Wayne was a 1954 graduate of Rogers High School, served his country in the United State Air Force, was a member and former deacon and Sunday School teacher at Memorial Baptist Church in Temple, and was a retired educator most recently an assistant principal at Lamar Middle School and Temple High School having retired in 1992.

He is survived by his wife Gladys Cobb of Temple, 4 children, Monica Alvis and husband Mike of Belton, Stacy Triefenbach of Temple, Jill Cooper and husband Stephen of Belton, and Heather Gonzales and husband Paul of Temple, 14 grandchildren, Chandre Geis of New York, Michael Alvis and wife Carrie of Hutto, Chance Alvis and wife Amy of Belton, Jayci Rutherford and husband James of Killeen, John Triefenbach of Temple, Michelle Triefenbach of Kyle ,Dylan Triefenbach and wife Brianna of Temple, Brianna Ray and husband Jonathan of Belton, Brittni Anderson of Port Aransas, Nicole Pere of Belton, Braeden Cooper of Belton, Christopher Burrow of Dallas, Ashlie Boyd and husband Nathan of Temple, and Arianna Mikeska and husband Rylan of Temple, and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Emeraldine Fleming of Temple.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org), Memorial Baptist Church in Temple, or the Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas would be appreciated.

  • FAMILY

  • Gladys Cobb, Wife
  • Monica Alvis, Daughter
  • Stacy Triefenbach, Daughter
  • Jill Cooper, Daughter
  • Heather Gonzales, Daughter
  • Grandchildren, Chandre Geis of New York, Michael Alvis and wife Carrie of Hutto, Chance Alvis and wife Amy of Belton, Jayci Rutherford and husband James of Killeen, John Triefenbach of Temple, Michelle Triefenbach of Kyle ,Dylan Triefenbach and wife Brianna of Temple, Brianna Ray and husband Jonathan of Belton, Brittni Anderson of Port Aransas, Nicole Pere of Belton, Braeden Cooper of Belton, Christopher Burrow of Dallas, Ashlie Boyd and husband Nathan of Temple, and Arianna Mikeska and husband Rylan of Temple, and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Emeraldine Fleming of Temple.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 14, 2021

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Judy Finney Norton

May 13, 2021

Gladys, I’m so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I had the privilege of watching your beautiful love story develop. My mom was always so proud of you and Wayne and your many accomplishments. Prayers for you and your family tomorrow and the difficult days ahead. Lee and Judy Norton

Penny (Holtzclaw) Gonzalez

May 13, 2021

To my sweet Aunt Gladys and cousins Monica, Stacey, Jill and Heather,
I am so sorry for the loss of my Uncle Wayne, your husband and father.
He was such a sweet person and always kind and fun to talk to.
He was always full of knowledge and had great stories to tell.
I will miss him and I know you will too. I know he is with the Lord now and we will all be together one day soon!!!
I love you all and I am praying for you during this very difficult time.

Jayci Rutherford

May 12, 2021

I remember so many good times with you. Every Christmas, Thanksgiving, trips we took, to playing at your house in Temple or hiding under the table with Brianna, Brittni, and Chance and sometimes Brett and Tiffany. It was always a joy to be around you and learn from you. You were a natural born teacher and a faithful grandfather, a loving husband. We were all unique to you. In order to put into words what you meant to everyone, that’s just too hard to do. You were an inspiration to so many, this is a great loss to the world. Mostly to your families world but also to anyone who had the privilege to meet you. We love you and will miss you so much. -Jayci

Denice Cooper

May 12, 2021

Though all my memories of Wayne were very pleasant everytime I was in his presence, I rememeber one paticular time that I will forever cherish. It was the afternoon shortly after we all had laid grandma Boyd to rest. Wayne and I sat out back on grandmas back porch and spoke about the Boyd's history, as I remember it starting as I asked him about how, when Glady's and him had met. He told me I may want to take a seat, for this was going to take awhile. I just listened for the most part as you could tell he really enjoyed talking about all the great details he knew all so well. Starting with grandma & grandpa Boyd all the way down the ladder which included all their childern, and their childern's childern, spouse's and even included all the grandkids and great grandkids that were running around all around us. I think I learned more about everyone in our family that day than I had ever in general. As he gave me a history lesson and who belonged to who etc., date by date, year by year, I couldn't help but to smile and thought to myself, Wayne paid real close attention to everything and knew everyone so very well and smiled while calling everyone his family. We spoke about God, heaven, life and family and history all in one conversation which lasted maybe an hour, but to me seemed like the whole day. I didn't want it to come to an end. I learned alot from just that one sitting with him. I think about our long conversation and how he was so deeply in love with his family and was loved by them as well and all the years he spent with them. I will miss his smile, love, devotion, and his kind words, encouragement, and knowledge. What a blessing to have known him.

Vicki (Dees) Thornal

May 12, 2021

I had Coach Cobb for a class at Bonham Jr High. We all passed notes around which was not allowed. Guess who got caught. Me. He found my notebook that my notes were in, and posted a note of mine on the bulletin
board. I didn't get in trouble, but I surely learned a lesson. Great man.

Wes Teeters

May 11, 2021

Just wanted to say Mr. Cobb was my principal at Lamar. Looking thru your family pictures brought back great memories of him. I truly appreciate you all sharing him with us. He was a great man and as i got older I realized how much he truly loved his job and cared so much for us kids. Just wanted to say thanks and I pray your family will find comfort from knowing he changed a lot of people lives for the better.. I will continue to pray for your family

Sandy Boyd

May 11, 2021

Having taught with Wayne in my early teaching career, I experienced firsthand what a great man he was. With integrity, honesty, and Christian values, Wayne encouraged and inspired a vast number of students as well as staff. I send my deepest condolences to Gladys and family. Just remember that another just got his wings. God has called Wayne home, but we will be reunited some day.

Charles & Connie Kimball

May 11, 2021

We are so sorry to hear this. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Anita Nunn

May 11, 2021

May the Lord bless your family. I LOVE THEM VERY MUCH.

Kerri (Akin) Beckham

May 11, 2021

Jill, Stacy, and Family,

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My heart hurts for you. I pray that the Lord gives you all have peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Big hugs,
Kerri Akin Beckham

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