William Randal Cobb,” Randy,” was born on October 4, 1955 to the late Paul M. Cobb and Eloise (Nelson) Cobb-Leaks. He was the youngest of their four children and their only son.
In his early years, Randy traveled a lot with his family. He loved spending time with his Grandma, the late Elvena Nelson, playing baseball and football.
After graduating from Woodward High School in 1974, Randy joined the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Plattsburgh, NY. His title was Security Specialist.
In 1978, Randy received his Honorable Discharge. He is a United States Air Force Viet Nam Veteran.
Mr. Cobb became a police officer in Loveland, OH. Later, he began working in the mental health field. He met the love of his life Robbin C. Clim in 1983 at Lutheran School in Silverton, OH, where both of their children attended pre-school. It was love at first sight.
On April 30, 1985, Randy and Robbin married. They parented three children, Christina Renee Cobb, Dionne Frazier Watkins, and Nicholas Randal Cobb, and their beloved pet Zazu.
Randy worked for the State of Ohio at Summit Behavior Mental Health Facility. He was respected and admired for his work. Randy started a mental health group home with his mother in 2003.
In 2005, Randy and Robbin relocated to Indianapolis, IN, where he continued working in the mental health field. He also studied psychology at Martin University until he became ill.
His five grandchildren called him “Poppa.” He loved when Ardell, Madison, Demarion, De’Andre, and Niana came to Poppa and Grammy’s house. Da’Shawn preceded him in death.
Mr. Cobb was a dedicated, loving husband, father, poppa, son, and brother. His interests were family, watching basketball and football, and sitting on the deck with his companion, Zazu.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted, loving wife Robbin, who was his caregiver; three children, Christina Cobb, Dionne Frazier Watkins, and Nicholas Cobb; five grandchildren, Ardell Barkley, Madison Cobb, Demarion Cobb, De’Andre Cobb, and Niana Cobb; his mother, Eloise Cobb-Leaks; his sisters, Bonita Durand, Stephanie Robinson, and Robyn Bennie; several brothers- and sisters-in-law; mother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2011 at Indiana War Memorial in downtown Indianapolis, with military rites. Harry W. Moore Funeral Care is in charge of arrangements.
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