Mr. George Washington Cobb, Jr.

Mr. George Washington Cobb, Jr. was born February 9, 1922, in Macon County, AL. After his family moved to Elmore County, he attended Holtville High School where he met Rachel Rebecca Wingard. They fell in love and graduated from Holtville High together in 1939 before marrying on June 15, 1940. George and Rebecca’s two sons, George William and James Henry, were born before Mr. Cobb enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. 

Following his discharge from military service, the family settled in Birmingham where they became active participants in several Methodist Churches. He was employed at the well-known Five Points Hardware in Southside before becoming a traveling paint salesman.  Eventually he became Sales Manager for Gilman Paint & Varnish Company in Chattanooga, TN until he took an early retirement in 1977. 

George and Rebecca moved to Oregon where he began ministry in the United Methodist Church. Throughout their twenty-two years in Oregon he served as pastor of several churches.  In 1999 George and Rebecca returned to Alabama and made their home in Cedar Bluff. For several years after returning to his home state, he served several small United Methodist in the Mountain Lakes District.

Throughout his business career and in his years as a minister, Mr. Cobb lived the faith that he proclaimed. Mr. and Mrs. Cobb have been blessed with many new friends in Cherokee County. Both have celebrated more than a century of birthdays, and they were looking forward to their 83rd wedding anniversary on June 15th.

His peaceful transition into eternity on April 19th was based upon his belief that “ live is Christ; to die is gain!” To God be the glory!

A Celebration of Life service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, April 22nd at Cedar Bluff First United Methodist Church with Rev. Melvyn Salter officiating, the family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until time of the service Saturday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Rachel Rebecca Cobb; sons, George W. Cobb (Betty), James Henry Cobb; brother, Malcolm B. Cobb; sisters, Doris Cobb Norris, Margaret Cobb Martin; grandchildren, Clint Cobb (Missy), Nathan Cobb; great-grandchildren, Kristen Cobb, Will Cobb, Tyler Cobb, Raegan Cobb Bolger (Matt), Hunter Thomas (Danielle), Landon Thomas (Kaci); great-great grandchild, Tate Fuller Owens.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Henry D. Cobb and Willian T. Cobb.

Mr. Cobb was the son of the late George and Hester Cobb; he was a longtime minister and a member of Cedar Bluff First United Methodist Church.

Perry Funeral Home Directing


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