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“Thinking of all of you at this time. The obituary was a wonderful tribute to your dad and grandfather. Love, Penny and Mel Horton and Lacy Ball ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Penny Horton - Dallas, TX

“I sure did enjoy working with him. love all you guys. Thank you for the blessing. Sheila ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: sheila wood - lorena, TX

“Linda and Leigh, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and we send our deepest sympathy. God bless you and your family. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Bob and Debbie Ballew - Waco, TX

“All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Alan, Gracie and Mari Elizabeth McClure ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Gracie McClure - Houston, TX

“We'll sure miss Albert around the farm and at the Methodist Church. I know all his family and friends will too. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Bill Foster - Waco,, TX

“So sorry to hear abour your father. We extend our sincere sympathy to the Cobbs and Mathis families. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Tim/Phyllis Stewart - Waco, TX

“My family Sue Grimes, Sylvia Carroll (Grimes) and Shirley Aday (Grimes) wanted to let you know that we are so sorry to hear of our Great Uncles...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Shirley Aday (Grimes) - TX

“Albert has always been a favorite of mine and also my children. He was a fine christian man and we loved him very much. In turn, he has wonderful...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Carolyn Songer - Burkburnett, TX

“Mr Cobbs was truly a fine Christian gentleman. I am blessed to have known him for the past 20 years since Carla married my son Scott. My Dad was a...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Johnida Evans - Garden Ridge, TX

“Uncle Albert you will be missed. Albert Cobbs was a true gentleman and a fine Christian. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: John McLemore - Houston, TX

“My Thoughts and prayers are with you.Albert Jr will always be remembered and all the Cobbs cousins.Oh,the Cobbs picnics when I was a child...Uncle...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy Mitchiner Wood - Meridian, TX

“Darrell, Darlyne & your families, We are so sorry for the loss of your Father.He was a very wonderful person.He is with his love of his life & God...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Frankie & Doris Caughenbaugh - TX

“Albert had a way of making a difference and touching lives like none other! He will be missed but the stories and the sharing of his faith will live...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Deborah Quinn - Waco, TX

“Darrell and Sheryl, I am truly sadened by your loss and will pray that your family, through Christ or Lord, will not suffer the pain of the loss very...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Stephen Cutler - Austin, TX

“I loved the scripture in the obit-you will come and share your master's happiness. That is what Albert is doing with his Master and Tina! Love this...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Janet L. Stephens - Waco, TX


Albert W. Cobbs, Jr. December 3, 1923 - July 10, 2013 Albert Woodward Cobbs, Jr., 89, of Bosqueville passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at his home. Services will be 11 a.m., Friday, July 12, at Bosqueville United Methodist Church with Dr. Dane Fowlkes and the Rev. Lynn Wilhite officiating. Masonic graveside service will follow at the Bosqueville Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 11, at the Wilkirson Hatch Bailey Funeral Home Garden Room. Albert was born in Bosqueville, Texas, on December 3, 1923, to Albert Woodward and Robbie Boyd Cobbs. After graduating from the Bosqueville School, he attended Waco High School. He married the love of his life, Tina Belle Grimes, on June 20, 1942. They were married 55 years, until her death in 1998. In January 1943, Albert was drafted into the United States Army. A year later he was in Europe where his considerable skill as a mechanic made him a valuable and respected member of the Automotive Maintenance Company of the 77th Ordinance Division supporting General Patton's rolling equipment. Albert returned to the United States at the end of 1945, when the war ended. He was proud to boast he was a member of "The Greatest Generation," rendering service to his country. Albert realized one of his fondest dreams in 1962 when he opened his own business, Cobbs Automotive, located at 1501 Franklin in Waco. Ten years later Albert and his oldest son, Darrell, moved the business to 217 North 17th. They were joined by Albert's son-in-law, Jerry Don Mathis, and later by Albert's younger son, Ronnie. In 1978 Albert and Jerry Don and Darlyne Mathis founded a second business, C & M Air Cooled Engine, Inc. When Albert was 12 years old, he joined Bosqueville Methodist Church. He was a lifelong member of the church and gave generously of his time, skill, and resources to maintaining and updating the building and grounds. Whether he was under the church building repairing electrical lines or on the roof securing the steeple, Albert was comfortable witnessing for his Savior and his church. He spoke often of God as "the old Master" who was always with him and guiding him. Albert was active in the Baylor Masonic Lodge, No.1235 A.F.&A.M., of which he was a Past Master. He also was a member of the Scottish Rite and the Karem Shrine. He was an active member and past President of the Waco Civitan Club. He gave his time to working with the Gideons, the Waco Genealogical Society, the Bosqueville Cemetery Association, Meals On Wheels and the Advisory Committee for the Bosqueville schools. He served on the Administrative Board of the Waco Boys Club for 10 years. Albert was a past President of the Texas Independent Garagemen's Association and was also a founding member of the Texas Independent Automotive Association. Albert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Tina; his brother, James Henry Cobbs; his son, Ronald Edward Cobbs; and great granddaughter, Anna Denise Huggins. Albert is survived by his son, Albert Darrell Cobbs and wife, Sheryl, of Waco; his daughter, Linda Darlyne Cobbs Mathis and husband, Jerry Don, of Waco; his daughter-in-law, Linda Ray Cobbs of Waco; his five grandchildren, Carla Cobbs Huggins and husband, Scott, Lisa Mathis Smyers and husband, Ron, Sandy Cobbs Williams and husband, Nate, Jeff Mathis and wife, Tammy, and Leigh Cobbs; and also his eleven great-grandchildren, Ryan, Paige, Jeremy, Katie, Abby, Victoria, Calvin, Toby, Sam, Sidney and Jackson. Albert will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a faithful servant of Christ. Memorials may be made to the Bosqueville United Methodist Church. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com. "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' Matthew 25: 21