HAMLET, N.C. — Thomas Edmon Cobler, 84, went to be with his Heavenly Father on March 11, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
He was born October 26, 1929, in Surry County, N.C., to the late Aldie and Bessie Belton Cobler, one of 12 siblings. Cobler served and retired from the U.S. Army in 1975. He was a combat veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. His passions were hunting, fishing, blue grass and clogging since retiring from the Army.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Brenda Cobler; two sons, Tommy Cobler of Ellerbe and Robert Cobler of Dubois, Pa.; two daughters, Jean Cobler of Hamlet and Susie Anthony of Maggie Valley, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Jimmy Cobler and five sisters, Bernice, Shirley, Nancy, Bobbie and Louise.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham and other times at the home.
Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Richardson officiating. Military honors will follow at Northan Cemetery.