I KNOW THIS WORLD HAS LOST A GREAT FRIEND & FAMILY MEMBER.I KNEW GARY THRU ROGER QUEEN THEY (still wonder about the HOTDOG NICKNAME ROGER HAD WAS GARY THE ONE ??) WERE TOGETHER EVERYWHERE. I WAS AT THE TIME IN CHASE HIGH SCHOOL ONE GRADE AHEAD OF THEM BUT I WAS DATING ROGER AT THE TIME SO WE DID THE BALLGAMES BASKETBALL,FOOTBALL & BASEBALL .WE JUST ALL HUNG OUT TOGETHER AND I THINK THAT GARY WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON AS IS RODGER. THEY WERE VERY RESPECTABLE TO OTHER PEOPLE AND TEAM PLAYERS.I KNOW THAT GOD HAS A VERY SPECIAL ANGEL MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE COBB FAMILY MAY GOD BE WITH EACH ONE AND ESPECIALY HIS WIFE & CHILDREN AT THIS TIME.ITS A VERY SAD TIME FOR ALL THAT KNEW GARY. MAY GOD BLESS & GUIDE YOU THRU THIS TRYING TIME. A FRIEND.
What a shock-I am just now hearing of Gary's passing and I am very sadden-May God graces be with the family in his passing. Lemuel Watkins, Jr
I AM SO SORRY ABOUT GARY. I KNOW HE WAS YOUNGER THAN THE CLASS I WAS IN . BUT I GOT TO KNOW HIM AT CHASE AND HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND.BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY OF THE PEOPLE FROM CHASE FOR YEARS. BLESS GARY AND MAY GOD TAKE ANOTHER ANGLE IN HIS KINGDOM AND MAY GOD BE WITH CATHY AND ALL THE FAMILIES AND BRING THEM PEACE>AMEN ALWAYS
Shelia & Family - We are so very sorry for your loss.
Wayne and Benita Walker Cole
To the entire Cobb family, it is the utmost sadness that I heard of Gary's illness and his passing. As one of his coaches, Gary was a highly competitive player; having a gift from God to play many sports. His talents in football, basketball and baseball certainly made him one of the best, if not the very best, 3-sport high school athletes that I have seen or been associated with in 40+ years of coaching. More importantly, Gary was a special individual and a very good person. My regret is that I could have known him as a grown man! As a son, brother, husband, father and grandfather, friend and co-worker, I am sure he will be sorely missed. Hopefully, your memories of Gary Cobb will bring you peace and comfort as you deal with the loss of Gary. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to the Cobb family and friends.
May you continue to be blessed by your thoughts and memories.
Linda and Roger Dixon -- Murrells Inlet, SC
I am sorry to hear of the loss of Gary. I only knew him while we were growing up together with Cathy and Sheila. My thoughts and prayers are with the Cobb family. Virginia, he will forever remain in our hearts and lives. Our deepest heartfelt condolences are with you. Sandra and Sara Lou Barnes Forest City, North Carolina
I did not include my email address when I first posted in Gary's guestbook. My bad....the address is firstname.lastname@example.org for anyone who might wish to contact me. I am working with Gary's sister Cathy to establish a memorial foundation for students at Chase. If you have input or wish to donate, please contact either me or Cathy.....Thanks
My sincere thought and prayers are with all the Cobb Family. My prayer is that each day will be a brighter for all of you.
All of the Cobb family are in my thougths and prayers. Graduated with Gary at Chase. He was a good student, great athlete. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that so many recognize the kind of man he was and how he made a difference in the life of others. May your memories along with the support of your family and friends comfort you in the days ahead.
The family has my condolences. I am a cousin to Gary. His grandmother Dora Poole Cobb was my mothers sister. So, he was my 2nd cousin and I had never met him. Very good looking,looks a lot like both parents,My prayers go out to your family! Max and Bonnie Mintz Hines,aunt Ruby Mintz's daughter.
I am a distant cousin of Gary's. As far as I can remember I never met him. My father was Knox Mintz who was a son of Ruby Poole Mintz of Cliffside, N.C. Reading all the wonderful things about him make me wish I had met him. My cousins...Scott Hines & Sylvia Mintz Thomas are working on our family tree and a Mintz family reunion this July. We have a Mintz Reunion page on FaceBook. I hope all of Gary's family will friend one of us on FaceBook so we can add your names and photos on the reunion page and so you can get details of the reunion date, place, and activities planned. I am so sorry for your loss and I am praying for you all to feel God's presense around you at this difficult time.
Melissa Mintz Hawkins
We were sorry to learn of Gary's passing. Please know you are in our thought and prayers.
Gray and Betty Webber
My family was so sad to hear about Gary's suffering and passing. He along with his sisters and lots of us cousins had good times together at Uncle Taft and Aunt E's home. Cancer has taken so many of our family members, many prayers for Gary's entire family! Love, Cousin Myra.
I am sorry to hear of Gary's passing. What a great athlete he was. I am reminded of watching him play football in high school and the time we played tennis many years ago. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time.
I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing.I graduated from Chase in 1968, I remember his playing days very well.I was there when he kicked the winning field goal for the NC Shrine Bowl team.May God bless you!
Sorry to hear about Gary's death. I certainly enjoyed working with him at the conventions that we both worked at for Zimmer. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Joan Merritt
Sorry to hear of Gary's passing, I pray for the family....
My condolences to the entire Cobb family. I was so sorry to hear of Gary's
Becky Hammett Baynard
I was sorry to hear about Gary's death. I was one of his suite-mates our freshman year at State. Although I hadn't seen Gary in over 35 years, I still have fond memories of good times. I wish I had known he worked in Charlotte all these years. My condolences to his entire family. Frank Redd, Charlotte
Lauren Im sorry for you loss, your family are in my thoughts and prayers!
Gary handled his illness with the same grace, strength, and humor as he conducted his life. It was a pleasure to know and work with Gary for many years, and to get to know his family through his stories of his children and grandchildren. He loved all of you very much. Although Gary will be terribly missed, I am pleased to know that I will continue to have a connection to Gary by working with Bryan going forward. I pray that each of you find peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
My thoughts, prayers, and LOVE are with all of you!
Cherish the Memories!
God Bless you Wendy for your dedication and LOVE!
We are so sorry to hear of Gary's death. We spent time together at sales meetings, sharing competitive ideas on Zimmer products, sharing grandchildren's stories and just being friends. Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you and may each one know the comfort from the Lord.
I met Gary when he first was hired by Zimmer Patient Care Division in Dover, OH. He was a quiet intense man that always had the other person's best interests in mind. I am proud to have known him as my friend and he will be missed by many. My heartfelt sympathies to Gary's family and to his "Zimmer extended family." I like to think I am a better man for having known him.
My thoughts and prayers are with Gary's family. I was not aware of the seriousness of his illness. Gary and I were classmates and friends from grammar school through high school. Even more than his gift of athletic talent, I always admired him for being just a genuinely great guy off the field as well as on. I am saddened by the fact we had lost touch over the years, but I still have many endearing and amusing memories of our school years together. Gary was a part of the history of Chase High School. He will be missed by many.
To Gary's family...you do not know me, but I played football for R-S Central High School, and graduated the same year as Gary. Our senior year, it was pouring down rain the morning of our game, and our coach talked with some of us about playing or cancelling it. We agreed to go ahead and play because we felt Gary couldn't throw the ball as well in the rain. The first time Chase got the ball, he threw a long touchdown pass. Things went down hill from there (33-0). My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
Rev. Greg Thornton-RS Central class of '70
My thoughts, prayers and LOVE are with all of you. Cherish the memories! God Bless you Wendy for your constant dedication and love.
I am so sorry to here of Gary's passing and will pray for the entire family. I played football with Gary at Chase and recall the Shrine Bowl that he played in, after the game I went down to field and spoke to him (he had just kicked the winning field goal for N.C.) I was present at his induction into the Chase Hall of Fame. I considered Gary a great friend in High School.
Our prayers go out to Wendy and the family. The memories will live on forever in my heart.
I am sorry to hear the news of Gary's death. He was a great athlete and student and best of all a good friend. I graduated from Chase High School with him. To all his family members, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will all miss him.
We were sorry to learn of Gary's death. Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire family. He will deeply missed. Sincerely, Jim and Barbara Anderson of Forest City, NC
Although my heart aches for you, I gain strength from your strength. You will live in my heart forever and I will love you always.
Your loving wife Wendy
I am sorry to hear the news of Gary's death. I played baseball and football with Gary at Chase high school. He was by far the best athlete that I ever shared a playing field with. BEST OF ALL he was a great teammate and was a friend to anyone who played with him. Our prayers are with his family during this time of loss.
Larry Stewart . Chase class of 71. (Charlotte NC)
With deepest sympathy. Larry and Tammy Owens
From the moment I saw you, I wanted to meet you. From the moment I met you, I wanted to know you. From the moment I knew you, I was in love with you. From the moment I loved you, I wanted to share my life with you......and from that moment to this moment, and for all the moments to come, I WILL LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART! Although my heart aches for you, I am comforted by your unconditional love and teachings. Your loving wife, Wendy
I am so sorry for the loss of Gary who was a good son,father,and husband. He will be greatly missed. Love ,Prayers,and thought to the family.
So sorry to hear of Gary's death. I had not seen him in a long time but have great memories of him at family reunions when all of us cousins got together. I know he suffered with his illness and am glad he does not have to suffer anymore. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
I love you. Proud you were my brother.
I am so sorry to hear of Gary's death. The many hours we spent on the football field, the basketball court and the baseball field will never be forgotten. For the memories of those times , Golden. To the family , I pray God will ease the pain and the void .
We were sorry to learn of Garry's death. Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you. Sincerely, Don and Wanda Hastings of Forest City,NC