Lecil “Lee” A. Cobb, 70, of Marissa, IL; was born on June 24, 1944 in Oakman, AL; passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at his home.
Mr. Cobb was a maintenance supervisor with Peabody Coal Company at River King Mine. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the UMWA and the Sparta VFW. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Alabama Crimson Tide. Lee and his wife Pat taught dance lessons for many years. He enjoyed camping and golf. Lee never missed a game that one of his kids played in.
He was preceded in death by his parents – James and Elizabeth, nee Dobbs, Cobb. His loving wife Patricia, nee Cathcart, Cobb whom he married on May 21, 1965 at the First Methodist Church in Marissa, IL and who passed away on December 15, 2013. Also preceded in death by 1 brother and 3 sisters.
He is survived by his children – Jim (Melissa) Cobb of Marissa, IL; Tim Cobb of Melhville, MO; Robb (Leslie) Cobb of Marissa, IL; Mathew (Taylor Hollis) Cobb of Marissa, IL. His grandchildren – Jake; Jamie; Alex; Joey; Austen; Brenden; Abigail. 1 great-grandson – Liam. 2 brothers – Hayes (Nancy) Dunn of Marissa, IL; Vance (Virginia) Cobb of Belleville, MI. 2 sisters – Nancy Dunn of Marissa, IL; Sue Dix of Marissa, IL. 1 sister-in-law – Ruby Cobb of Blue Ridge, GA.
Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Monday, March 30, 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:00am with Rev. Rebecca Williams officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.