Merle J. “Jay” Cobb
Merle J. "Jay" Cobb, age 76, of the Good Samaritan Home, died on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in the Home. He was born on August 23, 1941 in Quincy, Illinois the son of Merle & Betty (Harness) Cobb. He married Constance 'Connie' Hagerbaumer January 20, 1961 in St. Francis Catholic Church in Quincy. She preceded him in death on November 16, 2009.
Jay worked for CIPS for many years. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was extremely proud of his service to the country. Jay enjoyed camping and fishing. He also liked shooting trap.
Jay is survived by:
THREE SIBLINGS: Sandy Schildt and her husband Ron of Fowler, IL; Bill Cobb and his wife Sharon of Quincy, and Lori Dickhut and her husband Dan of Paloma, IL.
Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews along with other relatives and many friends also survive.
In addition to his wife, Jay was also preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Good Samaritan Home. Interment in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery by the United States Marine Funeral Detail and the American Legion Post #37. Visitation will be at the Chapel of the Good Samaritan Home on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of the services at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Home. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Rodney & Carol Hoffman
- Bill and family,
Remembering all the good times had at the SSBC with Jaybird and family. We know he will be missed by many and that the thoughts and prayers of many are with you and the family.
- Jay was a pleasure to take care of, and made my days at work very enjoyable and fun. Thanks for sharing Jay with us.
- What a wonderful man Jay was. I'll never forget him going around with his basket of candy or hoe when he'd fund music to play and I'd dance down the hall. He was a joker and always could make us laugh. I'll miss our Jay bird but I know he's truly happy now. Thoughts and prayers for you all during this time.
Buddy and Susie Hibbard
Flower Mound, TX
- Many, many good memories of Jay and Connie. Buddy and I loved to talk to him and enjoyed his sense of humor. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.