Raymond Leon Cobb, 81, of Middletown, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at his home, with his family by his side.
Mr. Cobb was born February 22, 1939 in Middletown, Missouri, a son of Joseph Raymond and Neoma Mae (Kirks) Cobb.
Leon served his country in the United States Army, entering on February 10, 1960 and being honorably discharged on April 4, 1962. He was recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Sharpshooter (Rifle) and Expert (Carbine).
On September 22, 1962 at the St. Clement Catholic Church he married Bernadette Victoria Kniess. They shared almost 50 years together and were the parents of two sons. She preceded him in death on July 3, 2012.
Leon had worked for the Vandalia Firebrick Company from 1979-1984. For most of his life, he was a heavy equipment operator, working for both Kleinsorge and Thomas Excavating. Most of his time was spent employed with Thomas Excavating, where he worked for several years until he retired.
Leon lived all of his life in Middletown and was a member of the Middletown Lions Club.
He enjoyed trapping and hunting, especially deer and coon. Leon loved socializing with friends at the tavern as well as taking road trips driving around and seeing the local countryside.
Leon is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Curtiss Lee and Rhonda Cobb, of New Haven and Darrell Wayne and Tina Cobb, of Curryville; four grandchildren, Brett Michael Wayne Cobb, of Troy, Devan Raymond Wayne (Trisha) Cobb, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, James Tyler Jordan, of Hermann and Taylor Danielle (Justin) Pewitt, of Union; eight great-grandchildren, Olivia Horat and Halle Jordan, of Hermann, Damian Jordan, of Centerville, Chase Jordan and Ember and Jayelin Pewitt, of Union, Kamdan and Carlie Pewitt, of Pacific and Josie Cobb, of Fairview Heights, Illinois; sisters and brother-in-law, Betty Mae and Larry Jennings, of Fulton and Brenda Vittorelli, of Middletown; in addition to the Kneiss Family, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernadette Cobb; infant daughter; parents, Joe and Neoma Cobb and niece, Tammy Vittorelli.
Visitation was held from 3:00-6:00 p.m., Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Myers Funeral Home in Middletown.
Graveside services followed at 6:30 p.m., Friday, at the Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown. Rev. Kurt Greenwood officiated. Serving as pallbearers were Devan Cobb, Brett Cobb, Taylor Pewitt, Tyler Jordan, Howard Eckler and Mike McCurdy, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Bentley and Steve Fort.
Full Military Honors were provided by Wellsville VFW Post 3056. Missouri Military Funeral Honors folded and presented the United States Flag.
Memorial contributions were suggested to the Middletown Lions Club c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, Mo 63384.
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