Garry D. Cobb passed peacefully Monday, July 24, 2017. He was born June 23, 1956 in Marshall, MO to Edna Mae (Nelson) Cobb. He joined his older brother, Jerry Wayne Cobb. Garry’s mother died in early 1968 after a car accident a year earlier.
Garry was fortunate enough to grow up in the wonderful environment of Butterfield Boy’s Ranch in Marshall, residing there until he graduated high school in 1974. While living at Butterfields he met his “Other Mother”, Suzanne Marshall who adopted Garry and his a sister, Kathy Cook, (husband Dave). Both continue to reside in Marshall.
Garry attended Northeast Missouri State in Kirksville MO where he was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity. After finding an interest in the medical field he became and EMT and returned to Marshall to work for the Saline County Ambulance District. In 1980 Garry attended State Fair Community College where he received his Associates Degree as a Certified Respiratory Therapist.
While attending classes he met Patti Turner and after graduation they both moved to Blue Springs MO. In 1983 Garry and Patti were married in a small ceremony in Blue Springs and later were blessed with a son, Zachary Dean Cobb, born August 24, 1983.
After 3 years of hospital employment, in 1985 Garry and a friend, Jon Chamberlain founded Universal Home Care providing oxygen and medical equipment for patients at home, which they sold in 1997. In 2001 Garry & Jon built Lunar Bowl in Blue Springs, sold to a group of Investors in 2006 but Garry continued to manage until January 2017.
Garry was involved in numerous civic organizations, Jaycee member and former President. A member of Blue Springs Rotary for 20 plus years, President in 2005 and Elks Lodge #2509. Served 2 terms on the Blue Springs Chamber Board and was awarded Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 2005. Lunar Bowl was the only comp-any to be awarded Outstanding Business of the Year twice, 2002 and 2015. Garry also served on various Boards and Commissions with the City of Blue Springs.
The family will receive friends from 9-10:00 a.m., Friday, July 28, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs, 301 S.W. Woods Chapel Rd., Blue Springs, MO. Memorial service will follow starting at 10:00 a.m., at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Blue Springs Education Foundation (BSEF), 1801 N.W. Vesper, Blue Springs, MO 64015. Arrangements entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel Blue Springs, MO. Memories of Gary and condolences to the family may be shared at meyerafuneralchapel.com.