June 23, 1947 ~ January 9, 2003

Born in: Borger, TX,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

William “Bill” Robert Cobb, 55, of 513 Old Haw Creek Road, Asheville, died Thursday, January 9, 2003, at the VA Medical Center. Mr. Cobb was born in Borger, TX and served in the US Army as a rifleman during Viet Nam. He was a member of VFW Post #891 and Disabled Veterans Post #2. Survivors include his wife, Harriett “Vicki” Matthews Cobb; three daughters, Tammy Cobb; Jennie Dunn of Cleveland, AL and Grace Grider of Asheville and six grandchildren. Graveside services will be 10:00 am Monday at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with Father Andy Lasko officiating. The Buncombe County Veterans Council will provide military honors. His family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to VFW Post #891, 626 New Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Vicki, I am so sorry that I will be unable to attend Bill’s funeral service. I have to be at the VA Regional Office on Monday. My prayers are with you and the children during this time. God bless you all.

  2. Vicki, I was so shocked at this….you guys were such a pleasure to talk to…Mostly smiles and I lost my dad Dec 11th so I know how you must feel…I am so sorry and wanted to let you know if I can be of assistance just call.
    I am Linda Greene from the VA Medical Center. You gave us African Violets…..

  3. Vicki: Thanks for your kind words!
    I am sorry for Billy’s death. He was my firstborn and loved dearly. I shall remember him with love as the young wonderful person he was prior to Vietnam. I am thankful he will no longer have to suffer. Bea

  4. Vicki, my thoughts are with you and my Mother who missed Bill after Vietnam changed him so. I am glad he found you and shared a good life with you at the end. We had many happy years as children. I know that God will bring him peace now after suffering so long. Bless you and yours. Lillie (Bill’s sister)


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