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JAMES COBB


1931 - 2018
JAMES COBB Obituary
CobbNov. 5, 1931 - Dec. 4, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY A Funeral Service honoring and remembering the life of James Daniel "Jim" Cobb will be held Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Stillwater, OK. Jim passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. He was 87. He was born Nov. 5, 1931, in Norman, OK to Fred and Katie Cobb. Jim spent his childhood in Norman and attended Norman High School. Afterward, he worked at Cobb Engineering, a company his father founded in 1921. In 1952, James enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and proudly served our country in Korea. Jim attended Oklahoma State University, graduating in 1959 with a degree in civil engineering and earning his Master of Science in 1960. As a proud OSU alumnus, he would become a founding member of The OSU Posse Club, serve as National President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, receive the OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award, and member of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology Hall of Fame. For the years of devotion to his alma mater, Jim was inducted into the OSU Alumni Hall of Fame in 2008. He met the love of his life, LaVerna Lee (Hart) Cobb, and they were married on Dec. 1, 1956, at the First Methodist Church, Stillwater, OK. He is survived by his wife and his "4DS," Dan and his wife Shellie, David and his wife Tami, Dena Gawey, and Diana and her husband Darren; and five grandchildren, Tyler, Hunter, Chas, Dawson, and James. He also leaves a brother, Fred; and sister, Nancy Fisher. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Raymond, Robert, and Roy. He was kind and generous in every aspect of his life and devoted to his family and community. He leaves a legacy through his involvement with the Grace United Methodist Church OKC, Rotary International and the American Council of Engineering Companies as well as numerous other professional and civic organizations. A Visitation will take place before the Funeral Service Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Stillwater. Interment will be held at IOOF Cemetery in Norman, OK on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Jim to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation benefitting the James D. & LaVerna L. Cobb Scholarship for the OSU School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Tulsa Funeral Service. Family and friends may send memories and condolences to the family, online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com www.schaudtfuneralservice.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 9, 2018
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