John Ray Cobb passed away peacefully and suddenly in his beloved garage at home in Ely, Nevada, on Aug. 3, 2018.
John was born, raised and spent his lifetime in Ely, Nevada. He graduated from White Pine High School in 1958, and earned an Associate’s of Applied Science degree in the building trades. He served as a master pipefitter and welder at Kennecott in McGill, Nevada, for 32 years before retiring. But John thought he was too young for retirement, so he remained in the workforce for another 10 years; six years at Ely State Prison as the maintenance specialist and four years with the City of Ely Parks Department. John was a member of the Masonic Lodge and achieved 32nd degree Past Master of Ely Lodge No. 29, F & A.M. He was also president of the local Pipefitters Union; local 350.
John is survived by the love of his life and wife of 39 years, Kathy Cobb, his children Mike (Debbi) Cobb, Loyde (Wendy) Cobb, Jacquie Cobb Louie, Stephen (Patti) Cobb, Stephanie (Mike) Kirby, and his grandchildren, Vincent (Emily), Brandi (Jared), Candice (Gentry), Ashley (Sean), Tyler (Whitney), Whitney, Travis (Grace Ann), Matt, Jamee, Damian, Alec (Ella), Reagan and Erin. He also leaves behind Great Grandchildren E.J, Isaac, Channing, Eme, Macy, Hailee, Ruby, Max, soon to arrive baby boy Cobb and many beloved family members.
John is preceded in death by his parents Ray and Juna (Kerr) Cobb and Sister Dorothy.
In addition to his family, his loves were Old Cars, Bikes, Binoculars, and Babes. He never left home without his cooler filled with chocolates, and his favorite mug. We will all miss his warm, affectionate hugs and endless, entertaining stories. John had a brilliant mind, which gave him the ability to fix or create whatever he set his mind to.
Funeral services will be held Aug. 11, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Mountain Vista Funeral Home, 450 Mill Street, Ely, Nevada 89301, followed by a graveside service. Friends and family are invited to join us for a luncheon at the Bristlecone Convention Center following the services.
In Lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Association www.2heart.org.