Ronald Cobb

1942 - 2018

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Ronald Cobb, 76, of Findlay passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018. He was born on January 9, 1942 in Bloomdale to the late Kenneth C. and Ruth E. (Brandeberry) Cobb. On August 17, 1962 he married Nancy Jane King and she preceded him in death on December 29, 2017. Ron is survived by his two sons; Gary W. (Teresa) Cobb of Calhoun Falls, South Carolina and Steve L. (Jodi) Cobb of McComb. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Ruthann (Mike) Luke of Van Buren, Betsy (Ron) Beach of Findlay, Myreon (Elaine) Cobb of Van Buren, Ken (Jennie) Cobb of Findlay, Diane Cobb of Arcadia, Anthony (Deb) Cobb of Australia, and Becky (Rick Clements) Putnam of Mt. Blanchard; seven grandchildren: Tylere, Andrew, Liam, Jessika, Jami, Eli, and Clay; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Doyle and Tom Cobb. Ron retired from Marathon Oil Company after 36 years. He was also a farmer and enjoyed raising steers and Champion Columbia sheep. He previously served on the Hancock County Fair Board and the Van Buren School Board. He enjoyed woodworking and traveling with Nancy on their motorcycles. Ron was formerly a member of the West Independence United Methodist Church where he was active in the "Tell It Like It Is" singing group for many years. He was a wonderful family man who loved his grandchildren. He was also a good brother and Godly man with a great sense of humor. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the West Independence United Methodist Church, where the family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Pastor Mark Weatherman will officiate and burial will follow in Union Cemetery in West Independence. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Ron to Youth for Christ or Bridge Home Health & Hospice. Memorial Donations may be made directly, or by selecting the link below. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Tuesday, November 20th 2018 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 - 8:00 PM

    West Independence United Methodist Church[Map]
    22876 US 224
    Fostoria, Ohio 44830
    Wednesday, November 21st 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Wednesday, November 21st 2018 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    West Independence United Methodist Church [Map]
    22876 US 224
    West Independence, Ohio

  • Final Resting Place:

    Union Cemetery [Map]

    West Independence, Ohio

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Condolences For Ronald Cobb

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To : Family of Ronald Cobb
Date :Sunday, November 18th 2018
From : Sheryl and Don Crow
Condolences to the family regarding Uncle Ron's passing. Love to all, and God Bless. Sheryl Crow (Doyle's eldest daughter) and Don Crow.

To : The family of Ronald Cobb
Date :Sunday, November 18th 2018
From : Sheryl JCrow
So sorry for your loss. I hadn't seen Uncle Ronnie in a long time, but he will surely be missed. God Bless all of the family. We would have been there but it just wasn't possible. You all will truly be in our prayers. Love to each and every one of you. Sheryl(niece) and Don (husband) Crow.

To : Cobb Family
Date :Monday, November 19th 2018
From : Margaret Trump Cummings daughter of Doyle Cobb
Condolences to all of the family. Especially heartfelt sympathy for all of the children and grandchildren after the recent passing of Nancy. Prayers to all of you.

To : The Cobb Family
Date :Monday, November 19th 2018
From : Todd Freeman
My deepest sympathy on Ronald's passing. Your family is in my prayers.

To : Ken and Jennie Cobb
Date :Monday, November 19th 2018
From : Linda Davison
Ken and Jennie,
Jim and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ron. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
Linda and Jim Davison

To : The Gary Cobb family
Date :Monday, November 19th 2018
From : Pam and Ron Young
To Gary,Teresa and our nephews,

So sorry to hear of Rons passing. He was a kind and gentle man. May all your wonderful and loving memories of him help you ease your grief.

Love to all,
Pam and Ron

To : Steve Jodi Cobb and family
Date :Monday, November 19th 2018
From : Debbie Amstutz
So very sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Dick always enjoyed talking to him. I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

To : Ken Jennie and Steve
Date :Tuesday, November 20th 2018
From : Mike Risser
Ken, Jennie, Steve and Family,

My deepest sympathy on your brother and dad's passing. Your family is in my prayers.

Mike Risser

To : Steve Gary and families
Date :Wednesday, November 21st 2018
From : Russ and Jean Drerup
Sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. Ron was such a good guy. As I reflected on him, the realization came to me that probably no other person had a bigger impact on how my life unfolded. My decision to leave my job and come to Marathon would not have been possible without Ron. That single opportunity continues to effect me to this day. Ron taught by example and was always a positive influence on me. You are both lucky to have had such a great father.

To : Steve Ruthann Myreon and Family
Date :Wednesday, November 21st 2018
From : Bill and Joyce Durliat
Due to my health problems I am unable to attend Ron's Services. I always enjoyed the times I worked or spoke with Ron. He brought joy to the conversation. I will miss him. He and you are in my prayers.

To : Steve and Jodi and kids
Date :Wednesday, November 21st 2018
From : Matt Carrie Inbody Calvelage Family
Steve, Jodi and Kiddos, we are so sorry to read of your dad's passing. Our hearts break for you know and in the days ahead. We have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

With Deepest Sympathies,

Matt, Carrie (Inbody), Troy & Landon Calvelage

To : The Cobb Family
Date :Friday, November 23rd 2018
From : Melodie Cobb Doyle's granddaughter
I'm so very sorry for your loss. You'll be in our prayers.

To : The family of Ron cobb
Date :Monday, November 26th 2018
From : John Pickens
So sorry for your loss.

To : Steve Jodi and entire family
Date :Tuesday, December 4th 2018
From : Dale Deb Treier
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We were unable to attend the viewing but will treasure the memory of him sitting on the bench in the Sheep Barn, enjoying one of the fair foods and talking to everyone as they passed during the fair this year. Something that both he and Nancy enjoyed doing every year.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!