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Robert Cobb

April 13, 1940 — February 2, 2024

Richland, MS



Funeral Services for Mr. Robert L. Cobb, of Richland, MS, will be conducted Friday evening February 9, 2024 at 7:00 PM at First Pentecostal Church of Jackson. Family & friends will gather Saturday morning, February 10, 2024, at Sunny Hill Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Purvis, MS at 10:30 AM with the graveside service beginning at 11:00 AM.  Mr. Cobb entered into the eternal rest of his Lord Friday, February 2, 2024 at his home in Richland, MS.  Saulters Moore Funeral Home, Hughes Funeral Service, LLC has been entrusted with arrangements.  

The family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00PM until the hour of service at 7:00PM at First Pentecostal Church of Jackson. 

 Robert Lonnie Cobb was born on April 13, 1940 in McComb, MS to Lonnie and Herlie Norwood Cobb.  He grew up in Houma, LA, and after completing his education, he embarked on a career as a surveyor in the marsh fields.  In 1965, Robert married his sweetheart, Linda Grace Holland. Their love and partnership endured through the years, bringing joy and happiness to both of their lives. 

Robert was a veteran, having served in the United States Army Reserves from 1964 until 1970.

Soon after their marriage, Robert began working as a telephone installer for Bell South.  Throughout his career at Bell South, which later transitioned into AT&T, Robert exhibited exceptional technical skills and a strong work ethic. Recognizing his dedication and expertise, he was eventually promoted to the position of phone and computer system technician. His years of service left an indelible mark on the company and the countless individuals he assisted in upgrading their communication systems.  After retiring from AT&T, Robert and Linda embarked on a new venture together. They founded Communiprise, a successful company specializing in the installation of commercial telephone and computer systems for businesses throughout the region. For 16 years, Communiprise thrived under their guidance and became renowned for its outstanding service.

 In his latter years, Robert transitioned into a role as a hospitality transporter for Phil Moore Buick & GMC in Jackson. His warm demeanor and attentive nature made him well-loved by all those he encountered during this time.

Robert's commitment to serving others extended beyond his professional endeavors. In partnership with his wife Linda, he played an instrumental role in the early stages of Greater Jackson Mortuary Service. Working alongside Kevin and Jennifer Hughes, they compassionately transported deceased individuals to funeral homes across the Southern United States, ensuring they received the utmost care and respect.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Robert had a rich and vibrant personality. He possessed a passion for woodworking, creating beautiful pieces that showcased both his craftsmanship and creativity. Moreover, he had an infectious sense of humor and was known for his legendary "Boudreaux and Thibodeaux" jokes that never failed to bring laughter to those around him.

For many years "Brother Cobb", as was affectionately known to his church family, was a member of the Sunny Hill Pentecostal Church in Purvis, MS, where he served his Lord faithfully as a youth leader, Sunday School Superintendent, sound technician and also a bass guitar player.  More than 30 years ago, the Cobb family relocated to Jackson, MS where they became faithful members of the First Pentecostal Church of Jackson.  At FPC, Brother Cobb served on the church board for many years and was also a head usher for an extended period.

In addition to his parents, Brother Cobb is preceded in death by his daughter, Andrea Danita Cobb in 1983 and his son, Gregory Lonnie Cobb in 2018.  He is also preceded in death by his sisters, Ophelia Hatfield and Opal Bond.

Brother Cobb's memory will forever be cherished by his beloved wife of nearly 59 years, Linda Holland Cobb; brothers, Roy Cobb (Linda), Troy Cobb, Edward Cobb and Ervin Cobb (Judy).  The legacy of her Poppa will also live on through his pride and joy; his precious granddaughter, Ryan McGee Cobb, whom he adored.

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