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Jimmy "Jim" Odell Cobbs

June 18, 1969 — March 13, 2016

Jimmy Odell Cobbs passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Mart. Visitation will be held at Groesbeck Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Graveside services will be held at the Pavilion at Faulkenberry Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, with Rev. Tracy Sims officiating. Jim was born on June 18, 1969 to David Eugene Cobbs and Linda Lou Shugart Cobbs at Waco. He grew up and attended school in Groesbeck. Jim grew up on a horse, and lived with one goal – to be a cowboy every day of his life. In fact, he always said he was the last of a dying breed, who lived by the old-fashioned standards of working with his hands, his horse and his dog. He grew up loving to ride bulls at a young age in the local rodeos and also worked as a rodeo clown. Riding, roping, breaking horses and penning cows were good days in his life. He was good at many kinds of work, including welding that he learned in high school, but his love was working on a horse. His Dad said “if it couldn’t be done horse back or on a tractor, he didn’t want any part of it.” Even to dig a post hole, he first had to catch and saddle a horse. Jimmy married Wendy Gail Whitby on June 3, 2004 in Las Vegas. She had been the love of his life since 1987. Jim was a very involved father with his two sons, and starting with T-ball age he was cutting the ball field and coaching their baseball teams, through the Little League years. He was involved with them in all their school activities and sports and rodeos and he especially enjoyed when they went with him to work cows. Their home was the gathering place for the friends of the boys, and he claimed all of their friends as “his kids.” Jim worked for Berry Barnett Wholesale in Mexia and at the Groesbeck Livestock Auction, and then worked for many years on the Tippie Ranch. He was a volunteer fireman at Prairie Hill. Jim was kind and friendly and outgoing, and would help anybody, day or night. He will be remembered as "the reason God loves cowboys." Jimmy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leonard Shugart, Charlie and Tommie Cobbs, and Helen T. O’Trupcak; and his brother, David Lynn Cobbs. He is survived by his wife, Wendy Cobbs of Mart; two sons, Cody Lynn Cobbs and Thomas Lane Cobbs of Mart; mother and step-father, Linda and Ellis Duke of Splendora, TX.; father and step-mother, David and Juanice Cobbs of Groesbeck; brother and sister-in-law, Russ and Tina Cobbs of Cleveland; niece and husband, Meagan and Maurice Rivard of Mexia; niece, Aimee Cobbs of Cleveland; sister; Brandi Masterson of New Caney; niece, Kaitlyn Masterson of Splendora; nephews, Jacob and Joey Masterson of Splendora; uncles and aunts, Gary and Judy Shugart of New Caney and Carl and Deann Shugart of Groesbeck; grandmother, Jackie Shugart of Splendora; and great nephew, Brazos Orum of Cleveland. Extended family includes his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dwain and Lauren Caldwell of Mart; aunts and uncles, Susan and John Bigham of Killeen and Mark and Katy DuBroc of Killeen; and cousins, Misty and Scott DuBroc of Killeen; his dog, Superman! and numerous cousins, loved ones and good friends.
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Graveside Service

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Faulkenberry Cemetery - Pavilion

Faulkenberry Rd, Groesbeck, TX 76642

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