Melvin Euin Cobb, 80, of Aiken, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011, in his home, peacefully and ready to enter into his next life.
Visitation will be held at Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home in Aiken on the evening of March 29, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at New Covenant Praise Church in Aiken on Wire Road Wednesday afternoon of March 30, 2011, beginning at 2 p.m., with Pastor Terry Butler officiating. Graveside services will be held in Neeses at Mount Beulah Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Mr. Cobb was born Nov. 9, 1930, in Hollow Rock, Tenn. He graduated from Hollow Rock High School. A skilled union millwright his entire life, he began his apprenticeship in Memphis in 1950 and retired from the Savannah River Site in 1990. A devout and lifelong Christian, he loved sharing his love of God with everyone who would listen. A desire so strong that he founded the Interdenominational Home Missions in the 1970s and through it sent tracts to countless thousands through the decades that followed. He was a lifetime member of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International. He earned a private pilot's license in 1970, and many years later did volunteer work with the Civil Air Patrol. He also did volunteer work for WBPI-TV49 (a Christian TV station in North Augusta). A lifelong motorcyclist, he was a member of the Christian Mortorcyclists Association whose motto is that they are "Riding for the Son." His hobbies included ham radio, electronics, photography, computers, camping, motorcycling and flying his airplane.
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He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Jewel Caroline Cobb; his five loving children, Stephen Euin Cobb, Jeffery Thomas Cobb, Frances Carol Workman, Phyllis Kay George and Peggy Sue Gregory; his nine loving grandchildren, Melonie Jewel Crawford, William Ray George III, Kenneth Phillip Doyle, Tanisha Rae George, Luther Joseph Doyle, Joshua David Baird, Melvin Timothy Baughman II, Aliese Marie Gregory and Amber Caroline Gregory; and four great-grandchildren, Cassidy Jewel Lukoff, Sonya Marie Baird, Laylah Saffron Baird and Nadia Lenore Baird.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando FL 32862.
Please visit the online guest register at www.shellhouseriversfuneralhome.com. Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, 715 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC.