FOREST CITY - Mr. Gary Lewis Cobb, 59, of Forest City, went to be with the Lord, Jan. 21, 2011, at his home in Archdale surrounded by his wife and family.
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He was born January 13, 1952, in Rutherfordton, 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; son and daughter in law, Bryan and Lauren Cobb of Kings Mountain; daughter and son in law, Keagon and Christopher Stephens of Archdale; and two sons, Sterling Redwine and Connor Redwine both of the home. He had five 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 two sisters, Shelia Butt of Mooresboro, and Cathy Chauncy of Charlotte, 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, 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.
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.
Visitation: The family will receive friends
Funeral: Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Pilot View Baptist church, 1661 Blair St. Thomasville, NC.
Officiated by: Pastors Michael Mabe and Robert Summers.
Funeral home: Sechrest Funeral Service in Archdale is handling arrangements
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to the Gary Cobb Memorial Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 1181 Ellenboro, NC, 28040.
Online Condolences: www.sechrestfunerals.net
Published in Shelby Star on Jan. 24, 2011