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Walter L. Cobb, Sr.

Walter L. Cobb, Sr., age 91, of Belle Valley, Ohio, died Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at his home following a short battle with cancer. He was born August 27, 1929, in Coal Run, son of the late Budd and Clara Mae Gates Cobb. Walter was employed by the Ava Brick Company. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and going to the farm.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one grandson, Michael Dingus; two great-grandchildren, Ashley Gurnicke and Issac Horn; a daughter-in-law, Terri J. Cobb; and five brothers, Earl, Ivan, Ralph, Dean, and Virgil Cobb.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley L. Cain Cobb, whom he married July 5, 1952; his children, Patricia Spear of Caldwell, Robert Cobb of Caldwell, James (June) Cobb of Belle Valley, Connie (Randy) Fleming of Ostrander, Walter L. Cobb, Jr. of Belle Valley, Debra (Danny) Stephens of Belle Valley, Donna (Tim) Mishlan of Belle Valley, Linda (Ronnie) Linger of Dexter City, and Thomas Cobb of Sarahsville; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A private family service will take place at a later time. McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell is caring for the family. Friends may share memories, pictures, and messages of support at Walter’s memorial page at

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