Donald Ray Cobb, 88, of Radcliff, passed from this world to his Heavenly home on May 2, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Hilda. They will celebrate their anniversary together in Heaven on May 5.
Mr. Cobb had countless friends for this was a man who loved life and people and never encountered a stranger.
Don started his life with meager beginnings, picking cotton from daylight to dusk with his mother in the cotton fields of Alabama to help support their family. As soon as he was of age, he joined the military and would send home a large part of his pay. He wanted a better life for himself but never would forget where he came from or those humble early experiences. In the process, he grew to be a man of great integrity whose word was gold.
He served in World War II
and the Korean War
and was a true patriot, always feeling honored to serve and be a part of something larger than self. After 20 years, Don retired, settled in Radcliff with his family and began working as an insurance salesman and establishing Rolling Hills Mobile Home Park. He was a self-made man who worked toward a goal and achieved success in all of his efforts.
He and his family attended Mill Creek Baptist Church. He was a loyal and faithful servant of the Lord his entire life and ministered to others in count-less ways, never expecting anything in return. He was selfless and believed in helping his fellow man.
Mr. Cobb took great pride in serving as a Freemason for 63 years in Camp Knox Lodge No. 919 and Cedar Bend Lodge No. 583. He also was a Kosair Shriner.
He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Susan McMannes and Christina Glickman, a son-in-law, Martin Glickman; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He will remain in their hearts forever.
The funeral is at 3 p.m., Monday, May 5, at Mill Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Crawford Coke officiating. Burial with full military honors is at 11 a.m., Tuesday at Kentucky Veterans
Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
Visitation begins at 1 p.m., Monday at the church.
Mr. Cobb had a big heart for children and always gave generously to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. His family asks that memorial donations be made to Kosair Children's Hospital.