Obituary – Cobb, Earl Lynn

Class of 1935

Earl Lynn Cobb

January 19, 1916 – June 8, 1977

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday for Earl L. Cobb, 61, Winfield, Kan., formerly of Marland, who died at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at his home.

Rev. John Blythe, pastor of the First Baptist church of Winfield, and Rev. Otto Elling, of the First United Methodist church of Newkirk, will officiate at services at the First United Methodist church in Newkirk. Burial will be at the Newkirk cemetery under direction of Grace Memorial chapel of Ponca City.

Born Jan. 19, 1916, at Bliss, now known as Marland, he was the son of Ralph and Mary Cobb. He received early education in Perry and attended the University of Tulsa.

He was a pipeline worker and later was an employee of Continential Oil company.

He and Beverly Jane Williams were married in Tulsa, Nov. 5, 1938. The couple made their first home in Stillwater. She preceded him in death Dec. 23, 1968.

On Nov. 14, 1969, he married Bea Switzer at Miami, Okla. They established a home at Winfield, where Cobb worked as an assistant fire chief in security at Winfield State Hospital and Training center. Cobb also farmed land located north of Braman.

In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include three sons, Howard Cobb, Summerville, S. C.; Stephen Cobb, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Russell Cobb, Ponca City; a step-son, Don Switzer, Grafton, Wisc.; three daughters, Mrs. Perry (Lynne) Ivey, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Karen Hobson, Oklahoma City ; and Mrs. Bill (Mary Ellen) Reddick, Salinas, Calif.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Don (Nedia) Goff, Wichita; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Onita) Wilson, Cherokee; and Mrs. George (Lelia) Mallory, Portland, Ore.; eight grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.