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Dr. Gerald W. Cobb

August 1, 1938 - July 18, 2022
Visitation
Temple Baptist Church
Ruston, LA 71270
318-255-3745 | Map
Thursday 7/21, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Reception to follow memorial service in Fellowship Hall.

Service
Temple Baptist Church Sanctuary
1515 S Service Rd W
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 255-3745 | Map
Thursday 7/21, 10:00 am
Cemetery
Location Not Available
Friday 7/22

Private Family

Gerald Wayne Cobb, Ed.D., lifetime educator and Ruston native, died July 18, 2022, of complications of heart and kidney disease.  He was 83 years old. Gerald was born on August 1, 1938, in Calhoun, Louisiana, the only child of Bill and Willie Cobb.  The family moved to Ruston the same year he started elementary school at Eastland.  HeContinue Reading

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Dr. Bobby Gaston left a message on July 23, 2022:
Dr. Cobb brought to the Louisiana Department of education great knowledge of operating schools which he brought to all parishes. However Gerald’s compassion for people set him aside from others. He loved wife Shirley and their kids and had a great desire to make Lincoln Parish schools the best. One of the nicest people in ever had the pleasure of knowing. Love ya buddy
Reagan Burt Madden left a message on July 21, 2022:
From Eastland Elementary thru Ruston High School one of my all time favorite classmates. They don’t come any finer. Condolences to Shirley.
Patrice Hilton left a message on July 21, 2022:
I am sorry to hear about Dr. Cobb. He was a great leader and a person I enjoyed working with. Condolences to all of the family!
Shirley Haynes Russell left a message on July 21, 2022:
So sorry for your loss. Eddy loved and respected Gerald Cobb and shared his love for education in Lincoln Parish, especially Simsboro HS. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Randy Harrison left a message on July 20, 2022:
I have been fortunate to have many accomplished, successful people who knowingly or unknowingly in one way or another have served as mentors for me. Dr. Gerald "Coach" Cobb was a extraordinary mentor to thousands of Louisiana children and I am on of those. Whether he was showing you the proper technique to execute a pick and roll or how to block out for a rebound, or recognize and hit a curve ball, perfection was always the goal. From his civics and history classes, I developed an interest in politics and a deep love of our country, still the greatest in history. Simsboro has a rich history in athletics and academia and Coach Cobb played a huge part in this. Other local schools wanted to be just like us but they were just pretenders. I'm a better man for having had Gerald Cobb in my life. Randy Harrison
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Joe Peace left a message on July 20, 2022:
So sorry to hear this news of Gerald's passing. We are currently in Alaska and will not be able to attend the service. We both thought so much of Gerald and he will be greatly missed.
Donna B Fraley left a message on July 19, 2022:
A fine man he was. I graduated from Simsboro in 1977. Always fair and consistent. I had no idea of all his accomplishments. Prayers going up for the family at this time
Clean Fuels Alliance America Family left a message on July 19, 2022:
David and family, Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.....Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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