Thursday, March 28, 2013

In Today's Paper




Richard C. Cobbs, LTC (ret) US Army, died Monday, March 4, 2013 in El Paso, Texas. He was born August 14, 1933 in Iowa to Charles and Lois Watts. He was raised by his mother and his stepfather, Clyde B. Cobbs in Beaumont, Texas. He married Linda A. Harrison on December 27, 1956 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, daughter Karen Suppler and her husband, Charles Suppler, daughter Kelley Westenhoff and her husband Charles Westenhoff, son Dr. Kenneth Cobbs and his wife Courtney Cheyne Cobbs, mother, Lois Cobbs, brother Russell Cobbs, and his four grandchildren, Walker, Cooper, Lindy and John. He attended University of Maryland. Col Cobbs served in Korea (9/57-12/58), Okinawa/Vietnam (63-65) and Vietnam (67-68), Command and General Staff College (68-72), HQ USARJ (72-75) and HQ USAR/ACSI (75-76). He taught JROTC at Eastwood High School after retiring from the Army and was subsequently employed by Raytheon, Inc. and SAIC. He loved genealogy, history (particularly Civil War), his country and his family. There will be a memorial service at Scotsdale Baptist Church on March 30, 2013 at 1pm. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, friends consider making donations to the Wounded Warrior Project or El Paso County Humane Society.

My favorite photo of my dad:


4 comments:

Sweet Tea said...

Oh No.
I'm so very sorry.
Your Dad was obviously a wonderful, brave man. (((HUGS)))

Life in a Small Town said...

So sorry for your loss.
I can see why that picture is your favorite.

The Bug said...

I love that picture of your dad - how cute!

I have a friend who loves the Wounded Warrior Project - good cause.

Rootchopper said...

My condolences. He lived quite a life.