On the morning of Saturday, July 4, 2020, Donald Lee Cobb, loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend peacefully passed away in Warrenton, Missouri surrounded by family at the age of 65.
“Don,” as his family and friends called him, was born October 30, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri to Chester Cobb and Sally (McKenzie) Burkhardt.
Don never finished high school because, as the oldest sibling, he got a job to help provide for his brothers and sisters. Don worked almost his entire life. His jobs were literally back-breaking, laborer positions. He worked at Midwest Automotive in Truesdale, Missouri for over twenty-five years. Don’s other “job” consisted of being a wonderful caretaker to his three granddaughters. Don drove them to school, helped get them to sporting events, provided weather forecasts and current traffic conditions. Don was always there for his daughter, son-in-law, family and friends.
Don really liked his Bud Light beer, Winston cigarettes, “stock car” racing, and John Wayne. Don enjoyed watching football, Cardinals baseball, westerns and war movies. Don adored working on vehicles, telling stories (most were tall tales) and eating good meals especially barbequed pork steaks. But most importantly, Don loved his family and friends.
Don will be lovingly remembered and continued to be teased by his daughter, Karla (Cobb) Hilke; granddaughters’ Sylvia, Katerina and Isabella Hilke; brothers’ Robert Baker and Jerry Cobb; sister Debra (Baker) Bikus; and many of his extended family and friends.
Don was preceded in death by his father, Chester Cobb; mother, Sally (McKenzie) Burkhardt; stepfather, Ralph Burkhardt; brother, Russell Cobb; brother, Timothy Cobb; and sister Victoria (Baker) Donnelly.
Don was not one for formality, church services or getting all dressed up; but he did enjoy having cold beers, eating good food, and telling stories. So, family and friends please join us for a celebration of life “open house” on Sunday, August 16, 2020 1:00pm to 7:00pm at the Wright City Lion’s Club, 678 Westwoods Road, Wright City, Missouri 63390.
Those wishing to honor Don’s memory can send donations to the Warren County Senior Center, 501 Ashland Avenue, Warrenton, Missouri 63383, www.wcseniorcenter.org.
For those who remember talking to Don, he never finished a conversation either on the phone or in person with “goodbye;” he always said “later.” So, Don, we all say to you…later.
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