LaMar George Cobb passed away, Monday, January 20, 2014 in Elko, Nevada. He was born on December 19, 1931 to George and Laverna Carson Cobb. He was delivered by his grandmother, Elgy Carson at her home at 13 B Street in McGill, Nevada.
LaMar loved sports, especially baseball. At the age of 15, his fast pitch helped take the McGill American Legion Baseball Team to the State Championships in 1947. LaMar was a hard worker. He began working at the age of 13. He held various jobs including that of a school bus driver and working at Kennecott Copper where he learned his carpentry skills. He was an excellent carpenter and a perfectionist. LaMar always took pride in everything he did and his construction work was first class.
In December 1950, LaMar met Joyce Rosevear at a basketball game. They were married in Reno on June 24, 1951. Together they had many business ventures including the Ely-Tonopah Stage Line, the L&L Motel in Tonopah and C&Z Distributing in Ely. LaMar retired in 1996 and enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox, fishing and growing his peonies and roses.
After Joyce passed away in January 2012, LaMar resided in Elko. He passed away with his two daughters at his side. LaMar was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Jack; daughter, Debra Joy Bayles and great-granddaughter, Elena Victoria
He is survived by his daughters; Jodi (Craig) Bybee of Ely and Jeri Watson of Elko; son-in-law Gordon Bayles of Cedar City, Utah; sister, Deon (Jack) Jenkins of Las Vegas; brother, Lee (Kathy) Cobb of Tonopah; sister-in-law, Darlene Larkin of Carson City; and his aunt, Irene Carson of McGill. He is also survived by 25 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and cousins.
Services will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to the White Pine High School Athletic Boosters at P O Box 150712, Ely, NV 89315.