OBITUARY

Eldridge Reed Cobb

September 18, 1922May 2, 2010

Mr. Eldridge Reed (Ty) Cobb passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at the age of 87. He was a WWII veteran stationed at Oak Ridge, TN where he met his wife Charlotte Borgwardt. He worked as a chemical engineer at Jefferson Chemical Co. and then Texaco in Texas from 1947 until he retired in 1982 shortly after the death of his wife. After touring the country in a motor home for several years, he returned to Texas and settled in The Woodlands. He was a wonderful husband, father and friend and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his three daughters Catherine Wright of Montgomery, TX, Kerri Bradford of Broomfield, CO and Sarah Ford of Lake Charles, LA; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home. Funeral Services are set for 10:00 A.M., Thursday, May 6, 2010 in the Chapel at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home followed by a private graveside service in Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, TX.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 6, 2010

  • Burial

    Thursday, May 6, 2010

Final Resting Place

Eldridge Reed Cobb

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Bernice Spector

April 28, 2011

Dear Cathy, Kerri, and Sarah
The anniversary of your father's passing is approaching. I just want you to know that I have been thinking of you and praying for you and your families. With heart-felt sympathy,
a Texaco co-worker and friend of Ty's,
Bernice Spector

Robert Borgwardt

May 16, 2010

As Charlotte’s youngest brother, I first met Ty when he came to visit our family in Little Rock with Charlotte before they were married and both were working at Oak Ridge. It was about 1945 then. On a later visit he and Charlotte went with our family for a week’s vacation at Nimrod Lake in Arkansas. I liked him from the beginning and have considered him a good friend ever since. I was deep into model airplanes at that time and remember him bringing model kits for me to build and many exquisite model-building tools that I could only dream of having before then. The most memorable kit was a huge glider of wingspan about four feet the construction of which occupied me for months and was a source of great pride when completed. It hung on my bedroom wall until we left for Germany in 1948.

Later, when my Mother and Dad returned from Germany in the 1960s and I was working in Florida, we would gather at Christmas in Port Arthur and, later, in Houston with Charlotte, Ty, and their girls. Charlotte was the artistic one in our family and had ther home splendidly decorated for those occasions. Ty was always the perfect host; not only at those gatherings, but always when I visited him later when he was living at The Woodlands in his apartment or at his home on Golden Arrow. I was fortunate to have him visit me in North Carolina several times, once while on his coast-to-coast tour in his RV. I believe that he really enjoyed that period of his life, touring in his RV and would like to have continued it forever had his health permitted.

It was Ty who initiated the round-robin letter that was circulated between him, Bill and Nancy; Jack and Joyce; and myself, keeping us informed of family goings-on over the past couple of decades. He was a perfect brother-in-law and a dear friend who had a positive influence on all of us.

Gloria/Pete Bellis

May 14, 2010

Dear Cathy, Kerri and Sarah,
When Cathy called me, I was taken by surprise and didn't get an address for any of you. I found it is not so easy to get an address so Pete and I are using this way to say how sorry we were to hear of your father's passing. We got to know both your father and mother well, Pete from work, and me as a neighbor up the street. We always appreciated their warmth and friendliness and enjoyed watching you 3 grow up to be daughters they were proud of. You have our sincerest, deepest condolences at your loss. We will miss Ty too./Gloria and Pete Bellis

Bernice Spector

May 14, 2010

Dearest Catherine, Kerri, and Sarah
My heart-felt sympathy goes out to each of you and all of your family. I am so glad I got to meet you. Your Dad was not only my boss at Texaco, he became a dear friend who helped ease the loss when my dad died of a sudden heart attack in 1978. There will always be an emptiness and I'm sure you know this already from when your mother passed away. No one can fill that void, but I do pray that the Lord will comfort you and give you peace.
I have so many wonderful memories of your Dad...his friendly and kind demeanor, his thoughtfulness and gentleness, his compassion and knowledge. He had the deepest love for your mother and for his 3 daughters. He spoke of you often...I felt like I knew you and your children.
He was very proud of you all in your unique ways and personalities. He only had good things to say about his sons-in-law and of course the grand children. The world has lost an angel but Heaven is now a brighter place.
In Jesus love,
Bernice Spector

May 9, 2010

Ty Cobb was one of the most gentle and kindest men I've ever known. I had the pleasure of working with him during our days together at Jefferson Chemical and Texaco Chemical. Ty was a wonderful man and someone my husband, Jim, and I were privileged to call a friend. We have great memories of meeting him and Charlotte in Las Vegas for lunch when they were on one of their many road trips. Blessings and sympathy to all of Ty's family.

Pat Paine

Tricia and Jim Cutrer

May 4, 2010

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Ted Ford

May 4, 2010

Ty was a pleasure to have known and was a very gracious man.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
Ted,Becky & Bryan Ford

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