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James David Cobb

May 22, 1939 — July 14, 2011

James David "Jim" Cobb went to be the Lord on Thursday, July 14, 2011. He died at his home in Frederick, Oklahoma, at the age of 72. He was born on May 22, 1939, to Richard Curtis and Amanda Hazel (Gunn) Cobb, in Crane, Texas. He entered the United States Navy in 1957 and served honorably until his discharge in 1961. He attended the Sunset School of Preaching in Lubbock, Texas, from the fall of 1971 to the spring of 1973. He received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Eastern New Mexico University. He had a triple major for his bachelor's in psychology, religion and history; then he obtained his master's degree in December 1976, in psychology and education. He was united in marriage to Sherry Lynn Brewer on May 26, 1977, in Midland, Texas. He began working as a school psychologist in 1979, and became employed at the Southwest Oklahoma Juvenile Center in Manitou, Oklahoma, as a school psychologist from the time of its opening on August 5, 1996, until his retirement in October 2003. He was a member of the Wilbarger Street Church of Christ in Vernon, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Milton Cobb and Morris Cobb; mother-in-law: Evelyn White. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sherry Cobb, of the home; two sisters: Ellen Tompkins, of Longview, Texas and Gwen Gates, of Midland, Texas; four daughters: Melita Brown, of Houston, Texas, Davina Hill, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nicole Gonzalez, of San Angelo, Texas and Shelly Swindle, of Pampa, Texas; one sister-in-law: Karen Barnes, of Denton, Texas; seven grandchildren: Byron Miller II, Nathan Swindle, Jonathan Welliver, Tiffany Welliver, Ryan Smith, Stephanie Smith and Adrianne Welliver; one great grandchild: Autumn Dawn Miller and various nieces and nephews.
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