Daniel Wayne Cobb (August 17, 1937 – March 16, 2017)
Wayne Cobb, after a period of gradual declining health, passed away unexpectedly on March 16 at the age of 79 to be with his Savior in heaven. Wayne leaves behind a loving family and community. It is fitting that Wayne, a man of deep faith and religion, passed away on John 3:16 Day.
Wayne was a good man, a loving husband, father and Pawpaw, and had a tremendous heart. Wayne rarely met a stranger and enjoyed talking with people from all walks of life. He was loved by all who knew him. Wayne grew up in Cleveland but lived the majority of his life in Faith, North Carolina, with Judy, his devoted and beloved wife of 59 years.
There they raised their four children Terri, Lisa, Stephanie, and Bradley. Wayne spent the majority of his work life driving for Fredrickson Motor Express. He was a loyal and dedicated Jaycee in Faith where he earned a Distinguished Service Award, and he was also an active member of the Faith Civitans. In his free time, Wayne loved to travel. He and Judy had taken a road trip across America and up to Alaska just a few years ago that was the source of many interesting tales.
Earlier in life, he and the family were avid pop-up and RV campers and could often be found at Lake Myers. Wayne was the ultimate handyman and craftsperson. He built his own large shop outside his home and his homemade holiday decorations and piggy banks are spread all across the community. Wayne enjoyed collecting antique clocks and Christmas holiday village homes.
Both Wayne and Judy were stalwarts at the annual Faith Fourth of July celebration either selling ride tickets or working at one of the food booths. Wayne was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Daniel Guy Cobb and Ethel Cauble Cobb and brother J.C. Cobb.
Surviving Wayne is his wife Judy, daughters Terri Nance (John) of Apex, Lisa Overcash (Jeff) of Salisbury, Stephanie Barkley (Fred) of Rockwell, and son Bradley Cobb (Becky) of Faith, eight grandchildren Tyler (Jessica), Kayla, Dylan, Ethan (Cassie), Marisa, Matthew, Dallas, and Abby, honorary daughter Wendy Cook (Eric) of Salisbury and grandchildren Nicole and Austin, sister Becky Lantz of North Charleston, SC and his boxer puppy Suzie.
Visitation will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Faith Lutheran Church Family Life Center followed by Funeral Services at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary at Faith Lutheran Church conducted by Rev. Randy Drafts.
Burial will follow in the Faith Lutheran Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund, PO Box 669, Faith, NC 28041.
Powles Staton Funeral Home, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care is assisting the Cobb family. Online Condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.