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.