Mr. Raymond M. (Ray) Cobb of Vassar, Michigan passed away early Saturday morning August 12, 2017 while at the U. Of M. Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI. Ray was 83.
Ray was the son of the late Tyrus W. (Ty) and Josephine (Haines) Cobb and was born April 1, 1934 in Saginaw, MI. Ray served our country in the US-Navy. On September 4, of 1970 Ray married Sharon Weitzel and together they have celebrated 46 years of marriage. Sharon and Ray have a cabin on Tawas Lake; where Ray spent a lot of time fishing, Ray loved to fish no matter where or what lake. He retired from Flint Truck and Bus of General Motors in 1996 after 30 years of employment. He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Vassar where he served the church as an Elder, he Ushered, and assisted in counting money when needed, and helped where ever and when ever the church needed.
Ray leaves his wife; Sharon. He also leaves three children; Mark and Rebecca Cobb, Brian and Kimberly Cobb, and Jodi and Kevin Denno. He leaves also 11 grandchildren; Amberle, Shannon, Brianna, Caleigh, Lindsey, Kylinn, Thomas, Carson, Luke, Kennedy, and Abbi; and, two great grandchildren. He leaves a brother and his wife; Jerry and Ann Cobb, as well as nieces nephews, cousins, extended family and many friends.
The Cobb family has honored Rays request and cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of Rays life on Saturday August 26, 2017 at 11:00 am at the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Vassar, MI. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10:00 am the morning of the services. Pastor Plocher of St. Luke’s will deliver the eulogy and message. A private family service will be held to bury Raymond’s urn at the Floral Gardens Cemetery in Bay City, MI. Memorial gifts of remembrance can be directed to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.
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Celebration of Life
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Saturday August 26th, 2017
11:00am - 12:00pm
Vassar, MI 48768
Special Instructions: Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 am just prior to the services beginning.Text me the address
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I don’t feel like I will miss my lifelong friend and neighbor for very long since I will joining him very soon. The 80+ years of memories of Ray on Tawas Lake are indeed cherished.
To all his family members; it’s been an honor to have known you all . . .
Frank Lee, your poetry was beautifically
Submitted by RICHARD LUTZKE on Aug 26 2017 04:52:58 PM
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B.A. lit a candle on Aug 24 2017 05:52:37 PM
RIP & thanks for your service to our country
Submitted by L. A. on Aug 24 2017 04:35:12 PM
RIP & thanks for your service to our country
Submitted by L. A. on Aug 24 2017 04:35:11 PM
Ken and Ray's last fishing trip
Ray picked up Ken just to go for a romp,
Ken said "Hey Ray, let's check out the swamp.
Ray knew what he meant cause he'd been there before,
and knew once they arrived there'd be Bluegills galore.
Ray gunned the motor avoiding the weeds,
On which the wily Bluegill feeds.
To catch these denizens would be tough i confess,
It takes years of practice, the right bait and finesse.
But these old boys were not new at these games,
That's why Ray always called Ken "Jesse James".
They caught their limit in record breaking time,
The night had turned out to be quite sublime.
Two or more extra for them wasn't a lark,
So they would sneak them to shore right after dark.
Back at the cabin a crowd had formed at the dock,
With applause & cameras flashing this might not be a lock.
But while Ken kept the fans amused and at bay,
Ray fudged the counting and declared them legal that day.
Just one of the stories i this soon ending tome,
No one knew Ken and Ray were headed for that final trip home.
For their history was written Jesus knocking at the door,
Who ever thought they wouldn't fish Tawas Lake any more.
There was no clue they were both going away,
To the place you can catch your limit every day.
Submitted by Frank Lee on Aug 17 2017 12:09:48 PM
We will never forget Ray. Tawas Lake will never be the same.
Submitted by Frank & Dorothy Lee on Aug 17 2017 10:35:50 AM
Frank & Dorothy Lee lit a candle for Mr. Raymond M (Ray) Cobb
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WINONA WILLIAMS lit a candle on Aug 16 2017 03:10:43 PM
I have a lifetime of memories of Ray. Perhaps my earliest was a deer hunting trip with my dad, Carvel - Rays cousin, and my great uncles Johnny and Ty. Ray was still young, and I was about 13-14ish. I remember getting into a debate with Ray over the lyrics to Lucy in the sky with diamonds by the Beatles. This was a hit song on the radio at the time. Ray said it was about the drug LSD, and I just thought it was a cool song. Rays moral compass had picked up on the message, and he thought it was a bad thing. Turned out, he was right. It was around then that I got to go to Ray and Sharon's wedding - that was the first wedding I had ever attended. Ray was always a part of my life, turning up even at places I was working as a teenager to say hello, and check up on me. I am 62 now, and throughout my life, whenever I saw him, he always started a conversation the same way by asking what I had been up to. He always listened and had an opinion to share. I was always very proud of him and loved to hear his stories - I thought he was larger than life, and always an inspiration to me. I was flattered by his interest in me and all of our family. He always knew what everybody was doing, how things were going for everyone, and through Ray you could keep up on everything. I think that family was the most important thing to Ray, and I'm glad I got to be part of his. I will miss him. He was the best fisherman on Tawas Lake, of that I have no doubts. If God is a fisherman, I suspect he and Ray will be in a boat together catching Bluegills the morning after Ray gets to heaven.
Submitted by Lee cobb on Aug 16 2017 04:43:39 AM
Great man, great family...fish on...
Submitted by Tim Gilchrist on Aug 16 2017 01:06:32 AM
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