Bishop John Lewis Cobb was born in Red Springs, North Carolina. He was the first child of the late Lucy Johnson and the late Joe Cobb. He is survived by his wife and children.
John Lewis Cobb joined the United States Army at an early age and entered into his ministry at the midpoint of his life. He is recognized as a Bishop and remembered with great honor for his service to God and his country during World War II. He was highly decorated for his service in the war and received a Presidential Letter as well as an honorable discharge.
He is preceded in death by his parents Lucy Johnson and Joe Cobb; and sister Sally Scoggins.
Affectionate memories of John are being shared by his surviving wife Earl Cobb;sister Cora White of Dacula, Georgia; brothers Daniel Johnson and Neil Johnson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;children Jonnetta Cobb of Columbus, Ohio; Isaiah (Martha) Cobb of Schenectady, New York; Rev. Faith Cobb of Columbus, Ohio; Hazel Brinson of Louisville, Kentucky; Angela Stevens (Eddie R. Gainey, Jr.) of Columbus, Ohio; Theresa (James) Campbell of Columbus, Ohio; John-Ellie Cobb (Roberto Sanchez) and Tony (Christy) Stevens.
John will be missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him and the privilege of loving him.