NEWPORT NEWS - Merle Hilton Cobb, only son of Raleigh and Millie, left this world December 11, 2016 to be with them in the next. Born in 1938, he was a lifelong Peninsula resident. He was a proud Typhoon where he drummed in the marching band for five years. He retired after forty-one years at the Newport News Shipyard. He is survived by his wife, Joan of fifty-five years; his three children, Catherine, Robin, and Matthew; along with six granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. The family will hold a small graveside service. The family asks that expressions of sympathy be made in his name to your favorite cause in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.
Published in Daily Press on Dec. 14, 2016.