James Clayton “Jim” Cobb of Miami died Thursday, July 5, 2007, at his home after a long illness. He was 68.
Mr. Cobb was born Jan. 19, 1939, in Okmulgee to Henry C. and Opal (Creswell) Cobb.
In 1943, he moved to Miami with his family. After graduating from Miami High School in 1957, Mr. Cobb joined the Air Force where he served for six years. He returned to Miami 20 years later where he owned the Texaco distributorship for 10 years. He owned and operated the Frame Shop in downtown Miami until illness forced his retirement.
On Aug. 17, 1985, Mr. Cobb married Judy Follis at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Miami. She survives, of the home.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Pat Cobb Davison, and one nephew, Tyrus Dean Davison.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Jame Whaley and her husband Beau of Houston; one sister, Sue Barnes and her husband Delmer of Miami and three grandchildren, Justin, Shelby and Grace Whaley.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Miami with the Rev. Kathy Leithner officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Cullison, Bill Follis, Phil Follis, Ray Judkins, Bill Melton, Frank Munoz and Charles Banks Wilson. Following the memorial service, there will be a reception at the Miami Country Club.
The family suggests memorials to the Humane Society or the NEO Development Foundation-Charles Banks Wilson Campaign. Memorials may be sent in care of the Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home.