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Cully A. Cobb Jr. M.D.

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Cully A. Cobb, Jr, M.D.

Nashville, TN

Cully A. Cobb, Jr, M.D. died November 23, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Hospital. He was born in Starkville, Mississippi, the son of Cully A. Cobb Sr. and Byrdie Ball Cobb. He is predeceased by his brother, David A. Cobb. He is survived by a loving wife, Cathy Cobb; daughters Barrett Cobb (Harry), Ashley Kelly (Patrick) and son Cully A. Cobb, III (Mary). He is also survived by six grandchildren; Stephen Cobb, Sean Cobb, Mary Katherine Cobb, Ben Kelly, Kate Kelly and Lauren Kelly.

He graduated from Boys High in Atlanta, GA, George Washington University and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cobb served as resident neurosurgeon at Children's Hospital in Boston, William Henry Howe Fellow in Neurosugery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosugery at Vanderbilt University Hospital. He was active in a number of medical leadership roles. He loved nothing more than teaching and training residents and referred to them as "my boys." He was a member of the Canby Robinson Society at Vanderbilt University. He held memberships in the American Academy of Neurosurgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, International Congress of Neurological Surgery, Nashville Surgical Society, Tennessee Neurosurgical Society and the Tennessee State Medical Association.

Since childhood, he loved sailing and participated in and won many regattas. He was one of the founding members of Harbor Island Yacht Club and previously served as Commodore. He was always grateful for his faithful and accomplished crew who helped him achieve many regatta trophies. He had a love for music, especially the Woodmont Christian Church Choir.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 25th from 5-7 p.m. in the Gathering Hall at Woodmont Christian Church. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 26th at 11 a.m. at Woodmont Christian Church with visitation one hour prior to service. Honorary pallbearers will be past and present Commodores and members of church choir. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cully Cobb Jr. Neurosurgical Resident Education Fund at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery or to Woodmont Christian Church.



Published in The Tennessean on Nov. 24, 2013
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