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Obituary for Ross Melvin Cobbs

Ross Melvin  Cobbs
Ross Melvin Cobbs, 88, passed from this life January 20, 2019 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ross was born to Ross Arthur and Anna Mae (Davis) Cobbs on June 27, 1930 in Kansas City, Kansas. Ross attended Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College in Stillwater, OK from 1949-1951. He married Jacquetta Ruth (Patton) Cobbs on September 15, 1951; they were married 59 years until her death in 2010. Ross served as an Army Sergeant in the Korean War; was honorably discharged from the Army Reserve in November 1956. Ross graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Science in Business in May 1956.
Ross owned and operated Cobbs Market in Oklahoma City for many years. He sold his store in the mid-80’s and subsequently moved to a small acreage near Coyle in 1989. Ross was an adult leader of Boy Scout Troop 84 in OKC during the years his son Jay was participating. He was also a member of the Westside Lions Club and Civil Defense Unit of Oklahoma City. He was a devoted member of Lost Creek United Methodist Church in Stillwater, OK; working alongside his wife, Jackie, helping with the church’s food pantry and redecorating projects. He was an avid reader and loved woodworking, gardening and birdwatching. Ross loved spending time with family and he and Jackie enjoyed several long-time friendships.
Ross is preceded in death by both parents; his wife; one sister, Barbara Ann Cobbs and one grandson, Phillip Paul Smith.
He is survived by one daughter, Jan Smith and husband Phil; one son, Jay Cobbs; three granddaughters: Jennifer Holmes and husband Robyn, their children Christopher and Lauren; Misty Long and husband Tim, their son, Timothy and Akayna Cobbs.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Lost Creek United Methodist Church in Stillwater, OK, with Lead Pastor Adam Shahan officiating and Founding Pastor Max Rudd delivering the eulogy. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation, Stillwater, OK is in charge of arrangements.
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