Wallace Ray Cobb
September 13, 1935 -
February 3, 2019

Visitation

February 8, 2019
10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Service 

February 8, 2019
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Wallace Ray Cobb, age 83, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, February 8, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Jon Hathcock officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Cobb was born on September 13, 1935 in Springfield, TN to the late Joseph Rayburn and Odessa Moore Cobb. Mr. Cobb was a retired mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church. He was a former member of the Jaycees. He was also a 14 year veteran of the Tennessee National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Gibson Cobb; daughter, Kathy (Jack) Parsons of Fayetteville; two sons, Mark (Susie) Cobb of Fayetteville, Charlie (Susan) Cobb of Murfreesboro; one sister, Jean Doss of Springfield, TN; seven grandchildren, Ashley (Gary) Gearhart , Robert Parsons, Rachel (Justin) Koonce, Amy Cobb, J.T. Cobb, Ben Cobb, and Audrey Cobb; and great-grandson Hunter Jackson Gearhart. In addition to his parents, Mr. Cobb was proceeded in death by two sisters, Weltha Adams and Edna Ellis; four brothers, Rayburn Cobb, Joseph Cobb, Ralph Cobb, and Charles Cobb; and one granddaughter, Julie Parsons.

Visitation with the family will be on Friday February 8, 2019 from 10:00 am until time of service at 1:00 pm at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-9959. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Wallace Ray Cobb.

Video Services

15 Comments

  1. Steve Smith

    Mark, Charlie and Family
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your father !

    Reply
  2. Michael A Noblin

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for the Cobb
    Family

    Reply
  3. Debra Terry

    Peggy, we were so sorry to hear about Wallace’s passing. I know he had been suffering for some time. You and your family have our deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  4. chris arrington

    Peggy, Charlie and Mark. Gregg and I were so sorry to hear of Wallace passing. Prayer’s going up to you all. If we can do anything don’t hesitate to call. Love. Chris and Gregg Arrington

    Reply
  5. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Peggy & family, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers are with you. May God provide comfort and peace.

    Reply
  6. Vicki Wade

    Dear Peggy and family,
    I’m very very sorry for your loss and praying for peace in your hearts.

    Reply
  7. Dick and Martha Farrar

    To the family:
    Sorry to learn of the passing of Wallace. I cherish my time working with him during our CFW years. Hard worker and never ask anyone to do something he would not. Our friendship lasted many years beyond the construction years. If Peggy was his beacon his children and grandchildren were the runway. Praying you are filled with peace as God gives you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.

    Reply
  8. Robin and Bill Shelton

    So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. May your memories of good times bring you through to brighter days.

    Reply
    • James R. Farrar

      Family members:
      Sorry to learn about the passing of Wallace. I cherish the years we worked together at CFW and the years of friendship that followed. Wallace never shunned hard work and never ask someone to do something he would not do himself. He loved his children and grandchildren and Peggy was his beacon. Praying you are filled with peace as God gives you strength for today and hope for tomorrow. Dick and Martha Farrar

      Reply
  9. John Parsons

    The Bridge Builder

    An old man, going a lone highway,
    Came at the evening cold and gray
    To a chasm vast and deep and wide
    Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
    The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
    The rapids held no fears for him.
    But he turned when safe on the other side
    And built a bridge to span the tide.

    “Old man,” cried a fellow pilgrim near,
    “You’re wasting your time in building here.
    Your journey will end with the closing day;
    You never again will pass this way.
    You have crossed the chasm deep and wide;
    Why build you this bridge at even-tide?”

    The builder lifted his old gray head.
    “Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
    “There follows after me today
    A youth whose feet must pass this way.
    This stream, which has been as naught to me,
    To that fair youth may a pitfall be.
    He too must cross in the twilight dim
    Good friend, I am building this bridge for him.”
    Thank You Wallace . . You built many bridges.

    Reply
  10. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Dear Cobb Family, I was so hurt to hear about Wallace but no one wanted him so suffer any more. We go way back and Bill and I always considered him a close friend. I have not seen Charlie in years or Kathy either, they probably do not remember us. I do get to see Mark and Family and I love them dearly. Love Miss Joyce.

    Reply
  11. Terry Bedwell.

    Mark and Charlie,
    Sorry for your loss. Still think if you boys and fast times at Robt. E. Lee.

    Reply
  12. Tammy Dean

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I and all that knew Mr. Wallace loved him. I pray for peace and comfort for your family.

    Reply
  13. cindy and jo-ann whorley

    mrs peggy cobb and family so sorry to hear of the passing of mr Wallace our thoughts and prayers and love and hugs are with you
    love you mrs peggy
    love jo-ann and cindy whorley

    Reply
  14. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    To the Cobb family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Wallace. Prayers for all of you at this sad time.
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply

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15 Comments

  1. Steve Smith

    Mark, Charlie and Family
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your father !

    Reply
  2. Michael A Noblin

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for the Cobb
    Family

    Reply
  3. Debra Terry

    Peggy, we were so sorry to hear about Wallace’s passing. I know he had been suffering for some time. You and your family have our deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  4. chris arrington

    Peggy, Charlie and Mark. Gregg and I were so sorry to hear of Wallace passing. Prayer’s going up to you all. If we can do anything don’t hesitate to call. Love. Chris and Gregg Arrington

    Reply
  5. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Peggy & family, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers are with you. May God provide comfort and peace.

    Reply
  6. Vicki Wade

    Dear Peggy and family,
    I’m very very sorry for your loss and praying for peace in your hearts.

    Reply
  7. Dick and Martha Farrar

    To the family:
    Sorry to learn of the passing of Wallace. I cherish my time working with him during our CFW years. Hard worker and never ask anyone to do something he would not. Our friendship lasted many years beyond the construction years. If Peggy was his beacon his children and grandchildren were the runway. Praying you are filled with peace as God gives you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.

    Reply
  8. Robin and Bill Shelton

    So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. May your memories of good times bring you through to brighter days.

    Reply
    • James R. Farrar

      Family members:
      Sorry to learn about the passing of Wallace. I cherish the years we worked together at CFW and the years of friendship that followed. Wallace never shunned hard work and never ask someone to do something he would not do himself. He loved his children and grandchildren and Peggy was his beacon. Praying you are filled with peace as God gives you strength for today and hope for tomorrow. Dick and Martha Farrar

      Reply
  9. John Parsons

    The Bridge Builder

    An old man, going a lone highway,
    Came at the evening cold and gray
    To a chasm vast and deep and wide
    Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
    The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
    The rapids held no fears for him.
    But he turned when safe on the other side
    And built a bridge to span the tide.

    “Old man,” cried a fellow pilgrim near,
    “You’re wasting your time in building here.
    Your journey will end with the closing day;
    You never again will pass this way.
    You have crossed the chasm deep and wide;
    Why build you this bridge at even-tide?”

    The builder lifted his old gray head.
    “Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
    “There follows after me today
    A youth whose feet must pass this way.
    This stream, which has been as naught to me,
    To that fair youth may a pitfall be.
    He too must cross in the twilight dim
    Good friend, I am building this bridge for him.”
    Thank You Wallace . . You built many bridges.

    Reply
  10. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Dear Cobb Family, I was so hurt to hear about Wallace but no one wanted him so suffer any more. We go way back and Bill and I always considered him a close friend. I have not seen Charlie in years or Kathy either, they probably do not remember us. I do get to see Mark and Family and I love them dearly. Love Miss Joyce.

    Reply
  11. Terry Bedwell.

    Mark and Charlie,
    Sorry for your loss. Still think if you boys and fast times at Robt. E. Lee.

    Reply
  12. Tammy Dean

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I and all that knew Mr. Wallace loved him. I pray for peace and comfort for your family.

    Reply
  13. cindy and jo-ann whorley

    mrs peggy cobb and family so sorry to hear of the passing of mr Wallace our thoughts and prayers and love and hugs are with you
    love you mrs peggy
    love jo-ann and cindy whorley

    Reply
  14. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    To the Cobb family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Wallace. Prayers for all of you at this sad time.
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply

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