Austin Alexander Cobb, Jr. "Bill" CHARLOTTE - Austin Alexander Cobb, Jr., age 86, of Charlotte, passed away April 26, 2014. A service to celebrate his life will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Calvary United Methodist Church, Pastor Jae Lee officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior (10-11 a.m.) to the service. Interment with military rites will be in Forest Lawn West Cemetery. Mr. Cobb was born Sept. 18, 1927, in Charlotte, son of the late Austin Alexander Cobb, Sr. and Jennie Armstrong Cobb. He was a member of Calvary UMC over 60 years where he served as a Lay Leader, Sunday School Teacher and coordinator for Loaves and Fishes, and served on various boards and committees of the church. He was a graduate of Harding High School and was active in football, baseball, and boxing. Mr. Cobb served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and was a member of American Legion Post 380. He had served as Post Commander and Chaplain, member of the Forty and Eight and had been employed by Akers Motor Lines as a driver and by Lanier Express. Surviving are daughters, Kathy Combs and husband, Rick, of Charlotte and Carol Webb and husband, Mike, of Stanley; grandchildren, Randy Combs and wife, Erin, of California, Lindsay Phillips and husband, Kevin, of Charlotte, and Kayla Webb of Stanley; great-grandchildren, Jackson Combs, of California, and Maddox and Landon Phillips, of Charlotte; brothers, John Cobb and wife, Louise, and Jimmy Cobb and wife, Brenda; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 62 years, Jean G. Cobb. The family would like to thank Brighton Gardens of Charlotte for their loving care. Memorials may be made to Calvary UMC or to Loaves and Fishes, 512 West Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203. Offer condolences through www.forestlawnwest.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Apr. 29, 2014