Matt S. Cobb beloved husband, father, brother, friend, and Papa died at home on Monday, July 12, 2021.
A proud resident of Pinetops his entire life, he was born to Willis Edwin Cobb (Billy) and Ruth Phillips Cobb on October 14, 1949. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Cobb Macior. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol Proctor Cobb, and his daughters Amanda (John) McGough of Charlotte, NC and Jenny Cobb of Hillsborough, NC. He took special joy in being “Papa” to Caroline and Abigail McGough (Amanda) and Andrew Adams (Jenny) showing them how to fish, driving them around in antique cars and just spending time with them. He is also survived by a brother Bill Cobb of Pinetops, NC, cousins, and many great friends.
He was a farmer, real estate developer and businessman. Before retiring from farming Matt grew corn, cotton, wheat, soybeans, and tobacco. He served on the Pinetops Town Council, previously was a member of the South Edgecombe Jaycees, and served with the Pinetops Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years before retiring.
Matt enjoyed many lifelong friendships and fun shenanigans with his friends from the Pinetops area. His days driving his yellow Corvette and attending NASCAR races in a remodeled school bus with his buddies as a young man are legendary.
In his free time Matt enjoyed time in his garage, tinkering on Model T’s as part of the Horseless Carriage Club of America and driving his red Corvette.
He also leaves behind a special community of friends in Atlantic Beach, NC, where he spent much of his free time. He loved to listen to beach music and visit with friends on the beach.
Matt loved life and lived it to the fullest. He never met a stranger and made friends anywhere he went. He leaves behind a loving family who will cherish the many memories he created with them over the years and will carry on his legacy of fun, laughter and living with integrity.
A celebration of life will be held Friday July 16th, 2021, at 2:00 pm Pinetops Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to the Pinetops Presbyterian Church in memory of Matt.
Pinetops Presbyterian Church
PO Box 112
Pinetops, NC 27864