Kenneth Eugene "Kenny" Cobb

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Obituary

KENNETH "KENNY" EUGENE COBB
March 27, 1945 ~ February 26, 2011

A loving husband, father and family member, as well as loyal friend to countless fortunate souls. Kenny left this world on Saturday, February 26, 2011 after a gallant battle with a relentless cancer. He died at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Hospital in Clackamas, Oregon. Kenny was 65 years old and lived in the small town of Vader, Washington at the time of his death.
Kenny Cobb was born in Sweetwater, TN in 1945.
In 1962 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served three years as an electrician, including two tours in Vietnam with the LSD Comstock.
While stationed in San Diego, CA, Kenny met the love of his life, Judy Lynn Summerton. They were married in Torrance on Aug. 8th, 1964 and spent the next forty-six years in blissful love with each other. Kenny and Judy had two children, Lisa Anne Cobb born and Kenneth Eugene Cobb Jr.
After obtaining an honorable discharge from the Navy, the Cobb's moved to Battle Ground, WA in 1971, where they lived the next thirty-five years before retiring to Vader, WA in 2006.
Kenny's career was spent in the trucking industry where he held many challenging positions. He was employed as a driver, trainer, safety supervisor, license examiner, and dispatcher. Through the years he was employed by Consolidated Freightways until they went out of business and later with Yellow Trucking until his retirement.
Kenny Cobb loved life. He had many hobbies and interests.
He served to share his excitement, enthusiasm, good nature,
and humor with as many people as he could.
Kenny was a member of the Extra Milers of Vader, a group that worked to support the less fortunate. He was a member of the Ocean Park Moose Club Orphans by the Sea. Kenny and his wife enjoyed participating in the Vader May Day activities which brought happiness to many local residents and children. He loved muscle cars, (especially his pride and joy award winning customized 1970 Chevy Nova, built by his son Kenny). He loved photography, movies, music, (particularly Pink Floyd) children, pets, the beach, sand buggies, and friends. His right hand pal was his faithful dog Sparky, and he dearly loved his Ocean Park friends and sand dune buddies. (GOT SAND?)
Kenny is survived by his wife, Judy Cobb; son, Kenny and wife Sandi (Berry) Cobb; son-in-law, Dan Worden; grandchildren, Savanah, Rayleen (Cobb) and Chris and Nick Worden; three "great" great-grandchildren.
Kenny was preceded in death by his precious daughter, Lisa (Cobb) Worden.
The family would like to thank all friends and loved ones who have helped in many ways to ease the pain through this difficult time as well as added such meaning to Kenny's life. Special thank you's go to Kaiser Permanente medical staff at both the Longview and Sunnyside facilities for the wonderful care and comfort you all gave to Kenny and the family as you and Kenny battled for his survival. You are exceptional people.
A celebration of life will be held will be March 26th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the residence of Tom and Jan Bahnsen, 5303 NE 129th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98682.
Kenneth Eugene Cobb Sr. will surely be missed. Please sign Kenny's guest book at: www.columbian.com
Published in The Columbian on Mar. 20, 2011
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