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James Howell Cobb

November 5, 1941 May 25, 2019
James Howell Cobb
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James Howell “Jim” Cobb, also known as “Hal” to family and West Columbia classmates, came into this world at 3:15 AM on Wednesday, Novermber 5,
1941, and ascended into heaven at around 5:00 AM on Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at the age of 77. Jim was born at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Hackberry, Louisiana to parents, James Alton Cobb of Rosebud,Texas and Gladys Cornelius Trafton of Garwood, Texas.

He attended and graduated from West Columbia High School in 1961. Upon graduating from high school, Jim joined and honorably served 6 years in the United States Marine Corp.
He married Darlene Clark in 1964 and had two children, Terri Ann and Jason Alton. Jim was an
attentive father and loved his children dearly, making it his life’s ambition to pass on fatherly wisdom and an abiding faith in God.

He went to work for Bell Telephone on October 10, 1966 where he earned the title of installation and repair supervisor and later retired with 30 years of service. Upon retiring from Bell, Jim attended and graduated from the University of Houston Law Enforcement Academy, which lead him to earn two additional retirements. The first from West Columbia Police Department, where he was promoted to the command rank of Sergeant, and the second from Brazoria County Constable’s Office – Pct. 4, where he rose to the distinguished rank of Chief Deputy.

Jim married Jeanie LeFloor in 1993, and lived vibrantly and happily with her, until the day of his
passing. He loved to spend time with his family, travel the world, mountain hunting trips, and building and flying his model airplanes.

He was an active member of the West Columbia Lions Club, the American Legion Post 503, St. Johns #5 Masonic Lodge, and the RC Modelers Club. He served as chaplain for the American Legion Post 503 and was serving as Junior Deacon in St John’s Masonic Lodge #5.

Jim is preceded in death by his mother and father, and survived by his wife Jeanie Cobb, daughter Terri Boatman (husband RJ, and two grandsons Rhett & Ryder), son Jason Cobb (wife Erin, and two grandsons Noah and Jackson), stepson Jeff Lefloor (wife Bonnie, and one granddaughter Leila) and his brother Charles Lee Borskey & wife, Jane; nephews, Randy & Mark; cousin, Gary Ellis & wife, Estela; numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved cat, Kissy.

He lived an exemplary and godly life, and was loved and respected by all.

A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of West Columbia Texas at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The family will receive friends from 9:00 am until service time also at the church. Additionally, there will be a Masonic memorial service at 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 15 at the Saint John’s #5 Masonic Lodge in West Columbia, Texas. Jim will be laid to rest in Rosebud, Texas on Sunday, June 16, 2019.


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Visitation

Saturday

15

Jun

9:00 AM 6/15/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 6/15/2019 10:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church of West Columbia

226 S. Broad St.
West Columbia, TX 77486

First Baptist Church of West Columbia
226 S. Broad St. West Columbia 77486 TX
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

15

Jun

10:00 AM 6/15/2019 10:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church of West Columbia

226 S. Broad St.
West Columbia, TX 77486

First Baptist Church of West Columbia
226 S. Broad St. West Columbia 77486 TX
United States

Graveside

Sunday

16

Jun

12:30 PM 6/16/2019 12:30:00 PM
Woodland Cemetery

1175 W. Mullins Rd
Rosebud, Texas 76570

Woodland Cemetery
1175 W. Mullins Rd Rosebud 76570 Texas
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Woodland Cemetery Final Resting Place

1175 W. Mullins Rd
Rosebud, Texas 76570

1175 W. Mullins Rd Rosebud 76570 Texas
United States
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