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George Elmer Cobb
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1926
Death: Mar. 30, 2005

TOLLESBORO -- George E. Cobb, 78, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the Hadlow Center, where he was a patient for two days.

He was born in the Springdale Community of Mason County on June 10, 1926, the son of the late Emmet and Marie Royse Cobb.

Mr. Cobb joined the Navy at the age of 17, later transferred to the Air Force in 1948, and in 1952 re-enlisted in the Navy, retired as Chief Petty Officer in September, 1967. He served during World War II with the amphibious forces in the Pacific, later served aboard the USS Bennington, and in 1954 was the lone survivor in an on-board explosion in the control center that claimed more than 100 sailors. He also served on the USS Lake Champlain, USS Saratoga during the Cuban Crisis and the USS Allen M. Sumner during the Santo Domingo Crisis and the Vietnam War. After retiring from the military service, he worked in heating and air conditioning maintenance for Gulf Life in Jacksonville. He was also a member of the Atlantic Community Church in Jacksonville and a Kentucky Colonel.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda (P.J.) Olzeski of Taylor Mill and Sharon Gaffin of Winchester, Ohio; three sons, Allen Cobb of Batavia, Ohio, Paul (Julie) Cobb of Knoxville, Tenn. and David (Patty) Cobb of Edgewood; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one niece, Phyllis Mastin of Maysville; one brother-in-law, Vernon "Bud" Burton, of Maysville; one aunt, Iris Carpenter of Georgetown, Ohio; and several cousins. He is preceded in death by his sister, Laveta "Sis" Cobb Burton.
Family links: 
  Emmet Lee Cobb (1908 - 1980)
  Marie Royse Cobb (1908 - 1991)
  Betty S Cobb (1932 - 2007)
  George Elmer Cobb (1926 - 2005)
  Laveta L Cobb Mastin Burton (1928 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethany Church Cemetery
Springdale (Mason County)
Mason County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Debbie J
Record added: Dec 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23253628
George Elmer Cobb
Added by: Debbie J
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