John Allen Cobb of Bedford passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. Memorial service: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at St. Laurence Church, 519 N. Kimball Ave., Southlake. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
, or the North Texas Basset Hound Rescue, bassetrescuedfw.org
. Born to Wayne and Helen Cobb on March 2, 1929, in Indianapolis, Ind., he honorably served his country in the Army during the Korean War
, returning to secure a civil engineering degree from Purdue University
. John's career in industrial sales and small-business ownership took him across the country, then to the Mid-Cities area where he resided most of his adult life. Dedicated and active in his parish, St. Laurence Church in Southlake, he was a faithful servant and was blessed with a wide circle of friends. Survivors: His wife, Marilyn "Lynn" Cobb; sons, Michael Cobb (Tracy), Greggory Hudson (Sharon), Andrew Hudson (Dee Lynne) and Timothy Hudson (Leigh); and five grandchildren.