JAMAICA - William R. "Bill" Cobb, 77, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Grace Cottage Hospital.
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He was born Oct. 22, 1936, in Hartford, Conn., the son of Ernest S. and Bertha (Akley) Cobb.
He served in the Army National Guard for six years, and on active duty for six months.
He married Jeanne Coleman on Aug. 9, 1958.
He was a member of Mount Lebanon Lodge #46 for many years, and was also a member of the Jamaica Community Church.
He was a retired master carpenter.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking and riding his ATV on VASA trails in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jeanne (Coleman) Cobb; two sons, Kendall and Dennis, both of Jamaica; a daughter, Debra Church of West Townshend; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; and two brothers, Ellsworth of Enfield, Conn., and Ernest L. of Cape Cod, Mass.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Jamaica, with the date to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Cottage Hospital, PO Box 216, Townshend, VT 05353-0216, c/o Dr. Robert W. Backus; or to The
Arrangements are in care of White Funeral & Cremation Service, Townshend.
Published in Rutland Herald from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2013