born 5 August 1930, died 13 February 2009
Photo of Wallace Cobb taken in August 2004. (Photo: robsgenealogy.net)
Facts and Notes
- Note: William Wallace Cobb's obituary from The Birmingham News:
William Wallace Cobb
COBB, WILLIAM WALLACE, passed away Friday, February 13th at the age of 78. He was born August 5, 1930 in Vernon, Alabama to Hazel Hankins (Cobb) and Roland Tunnel Cobb. Wallace was raised in Tuscaloosa and graduated from the University of Alabama College of Engineering in 1952. He was in the army during the Korean War then in 1954 married his childhood sweetheart, Laura Earline McDaniel also of Tuscaloosa. He was preceded by her in death. Wallace resided in Birmingham and retired from Daniel Construction. He was an avid tennis player, backpacker, hiker and hunter. He also enjoyed canoeing, fishing and cycling. Wallace was a long time member of the Choir at Grace United Methodist Church and more recently Canterbury United Methodist Church here in Birmingham. He also sang with the Birmingham Concert Choral and the UAB Chamber Choir. His great love was for music. Mr. Cobb is survived by his daughter, Lynn (Cobb) Johns and her husband Michael Edward Johns, and their children Myles William Johns and Kristin Lynn Johns; as well as his brother, John R. Cobb and his family of Jacksonville, Florida; his sister-in-law, Christine McDaniel Kelley of Tuscaloosa and her family; and his cousin, Bill Daniel of Birmingham and his family. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 12 noon at the Chapel at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook and directed by Dr. Bill Morgan. The family extends heartfelt appreciation to Dr. David Gettinger, Internal Medicine UAB, the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at UAB, and the Staff at Chandler Nursing Home in Alabaster. The family also extends special thanks to friends and staff at Saint Martin's-in-the-Pines Assisted Living in Birmingham and The Rev. Deacon Katy Smith. The family asks that all donations be made to Canterbury United Methodist Church, Alabama Public Radio or the Center for Alzheimer's Research.
- [S151] The Birmingham News on al.com: Death Notices and Guest Books, Location: Birmingham, AL, Url: http://obits.al.com/birmingham/DeathNotices.asp?Page=Notice&PersonID=124149670