It is with regret that we announce the passing of Mr. Jerry Lee Cobern, age 78, of Ardmore, TN. Jerry was born on September 5, 1940 in Kinderhook, IL to the late Don and Ruth Collins Cobern. He was a loving father, son, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and true friend. He proudly served his country as a member of the 82nd Airborne in the United States Army. Mr. Cobern passed away on May 7, 2019 at his residence.
Survivors include his children, Guy (Bonnie) Cobern, Todd (Lisa) Cobern, Wendy Cooney, and Amy (Chris) Brown; grandchildren, Garrett (Caryln) Cobern, Michael Cooney, Riley Cooney, Jerry Cobern, Billy Cobern, Heather Smith, Courtney Ridings, Katie Beth and Casey Fones, and Ethan and Samantha Jennings; great-grandchildren, Will and Sophia Smith, Carson Cobern, Peyton Cobern, Beckett and Remi Jane Cobern, Mason Fones and Lilly Beth Jennings; special friend and companion, Anna Woods; and many many friends whom he loved. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Cobern, and grandsons, Brandon Cobern and Auburn Jennings.
Funeral service for Mr. Cobern will be private family only. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jerry Lee Cobern.
To My Hero! I couldn’t have asked for ANYONE different or BETTER than my dad. I am luckily the baby of the four and I had that special kind of relationship that the baby gets. I wouldn’t change any of it for nothing! I got the last 7 days straight with you and your last moments here in this place we live in and I will cherish it all! Don’t you worry about us, you raised us “ALWAYS FAMILY first” so you and mom sit back and enjoy each other and we’ll hold down the bar here! I love you always and I miss you both MUCHO! You’re Evil Amy Lynn
I’m so sorry for the loss of Jerry! As all of you are aware of how special his and my relationship was! One of the fondest memories was I was in need your mom and dad let me come out and stay with them for awhile! Their incredible kindness and caring about me at that time was such an act of kindness.
Love to all
We will miss you we will remember the good times, the time you and Donnie flushed pattys head in the toilet. You guys called it the treatment we Love you patty says from
Your favorite sister. Love hugs Timmy, Mickey, Patty, &Kids
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you family.
Mike and Jeanie Hyde
I love you Uncle Jerry. You are a big part of who I am today. You will be sadly missed and forever loved by the Moore family. You were a best friend, and brother to JM. You will forever be in our hearts. Until we meet again… we love you Karen and JM
RIP, my friend…