September 1, 1951 ~ December 15, 2008

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

William Harrison "Skip" Cogburn, III, 57, of 25 Drake St., Asheville, died on Monday, December 15, 2008, at Memorial Campus Mission Hospitals. A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. Cogburn was a son of the William Harrison Cogburn, Jr., and of the late Beverly Pittillo Cogburn. A resident of Tucson, AZ for 25 years, Mr. Cogburn was a Harley Davidson Motorcycle enthusiast, and an avid New York Yankee and North Carolina Tar Heel fan. He worked as a design engineer with A.E. Randall Co. for over 20 years. In addition to his father, he is survived by his son, Jefferson James Cogburn, of Tucson; brothers, Paul Franklin Cogburn, of Asheville, and Michael A. Cogburn and wife Karen, of Arden; and beloved dog, Neiko. A celebration of his life will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

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  1. Bill,Paul,and Michael,
    I am so sorry to hear about Skipper.I know you all will miss him very much.You guys will be in my prayers.

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  2. Bill and Family, It was distressing to read about your son in today’s paper. We just don’t expect our children to go before us. The only comfort has to come from our Faith in God and the manifested concern of caring friends. Please know we are thinking of you and will hold you in our prayers.

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  3. Bill and Family, I can relate to your sorrow. I lost my only daughter over 10 years ago. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we hope in some small way it does help to know others do care. Mary

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  4. Uncle Bill, Michael and Paul,
    I was shocked to hear of Skipper’s passing. I have great memories as children of all the fun times we had at your house and with your family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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  5. Bill, Mike & Paul, I was deeply saddened to learn of Skips passing. We were very close in our youth and I will always have great memories of our friendship. Skip was a great person and a good friend. My thoughts will be with you.

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  6. Bill,Paul,Michael and Karen, We are missing Skip immensley. From are years together early in Asheville, to many years in Tucson, and back to Asheville. Joe is lost without his every Friday trips to Tasty Diner and the errand runs they spent togther. We love your Family and and offer our deepest condolences. Love, Joe and June Kagel

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  7. Bill,Paul,and Mike…….My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.I have many fond memories of Skip and I will miss him.

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  8. Bill,Paul,and Mike…….My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.I have many fond memories of Skip and I will miss him.

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  9. BILL,PAUL MIKE AND KAREN, I WILL NEVER FORGET THE MANY GREAT MEMORIES SKIP AND I HAD. HOWEVER THE HARDEST MEMORY WILL ALWAYS BE TELLING HIM BYE THE NIGHT BEFORE HE PASSED. THE COMFORT I HAVE IS THAT HE NO LONGER SURFFERS.MY BROTHER IN LAW JOE, WIFE, JUNE AND I WOULD GO ON MANY TRIP THE FIRST ITEM ON THE LIST WAS TO BRING BACK SKIP A HARLEY TEE SHIRT FROM THE CITY WE WOULD BE IN. WHAT A COLLECT HE HAD!!!!!!!! I WILL MISS HIM FOREVER, ALONG WITH HIS KAGLE FAMILY. JEAN COGBURN

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  10. I was extremely sad to see that you had passed away. I didnt know you very well, but I knew your son very well. You were the father to my first love. Like I said I didnt know you that well but I do know you were a great Dad and you loved Jeff very much. Although things didnt go as planned with Jeff, I still often thought of both him and you. I hope he will make you proud while you watch over him. He was once the love of my life and I want to thank you for helping create someone who I spent some of my best times with. I know you will be very missed. I send my love to you. Rest in peace and please keep an eye on Jeff for me.

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  11. Bill: Louise and I were saddened to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Gordon and Louise Becker

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  12. Mike, Paul, and Family

    I wes shocked and saddened to learn of Skip’s passing. My thoghts and prayers will be with you in this time of sorrow.

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  13. Skip was defiently one of my favorite people when growing up.
    I always remember me an his son would always do fun things together. I was glad I got to meet an share time with him an his loving family.

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  14. Bill Paul and Mike .i’m so sorry to hear about skip , my prayers are with all of you .he was a great friend to the hyde family .may God bless you /

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  15. Paul, Mike, and Family,

    I was saddened to read of Skip’s passing yesterday. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Scott K. Spencer

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  16. Skip just keeps visiting! He always believed in the here & after. And still comes to see us in the back yard, hallway & my dreams. I’m glad he’s still looking over you Jefferson. Thank you Greg & Brittany for your thoughts for my son. We did good Skip, your son is loving, intelligent, great morals & manners and protective the way you were & successful !! I know you’re proud.
    He has so much of both of us in him and we both miss you. I hope our ph calls before you crossed over gave you peace. I know you’re fantastically happy and free of pain now. You, our son & I will meet again. Always in our thoughts.

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