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Gen Henry H. Cobb, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1920
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 2013
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA


Maj. Gen. (Retired) Henry H. Cobb Jr., age 92, of Birmingham, Ala., passed away on Feb. 7, 2013. The son of Henry H. Cobb Sr., and Virginia Cobb, he was born on Oct. 8, 1920. He attended Ramsey High School and is a graduate of The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. Maj. Gen. Cobb graduated from Princeton University with a degree in economics.

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Cobb led a long and distinguished life as an Army officer and business entrepreneur. His military career began in 1943 when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant of field artillery. Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Cobb's more than 40-year military career included successful leadership and command positions at all ranks through major general. Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Cobb's military service is highlighted by his establishment and subsequent tenure as the Commander, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), service as Adjutant General, Alabama National Guard, service in Korea with 8th United States Army, and his distinction as a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in the Hurtgen Forest in November 1944 during World War II.

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Cobb's professional career also included over 30 years of faithful and distinguished service with New York Life Insurance Company in Birmingham; a 25-year partnership in Cobb-Kirkland Pontiac and Cadillac of Montgomery; and founder of Southern Restaurant Group with prospering restaurants in Destin and Panama City, Fla., and Orange Beach, Ala., which now continue under family leadership.

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Cobb is preceded in death by his wife, Alice Wise Cobb; his parents, Henry H. Sr., and Virginia Cobb; sister, Mary Cobb Hulse; and great-grandsons, Pierce and Jude Reyher. He is survived by three children, Cathy Stephenson (Jack), Hammond Cobb III (Linda); and Margaret Reyher (Jim); eight grandchildren, Robert Comer (Laura), John Comer (Brooke), Matt Comer, Hammond Cobb IV (Candice), Will Cobb (Haley), Richard Cobb, Wes Reyher (Meredith), and Alice Kudart (Chris); three great-grandchildren, Alison Cobb, Leyden Comer, and Lucy Comer; and three very special people, Lulie Hodges, and Mary Lou and Howard Cowgill.

Military honors will be rendered by members of the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and Alabama Army National Guard during graveside services. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 2013, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Mountain Brook, Ala. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. The burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.
 
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Ron Altman
Record added: Feb 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104953159
Gen Henry H. Cobb, Jr
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Requiescat in pace.
- Steve Curlee
 Added: Jul. 4, 2013
Thank you for your service to our country.
- Ron Altman
 Added: Feb. 10, 2013
 
 
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