William "Buddy" Cobb

Born: Wed., Aug. 16, 1950
Died: Fri., Nov. 13, 2020


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 16, 2020
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Tue., Nov. 17, 2020
Location: Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. William Dorsey “Buddy” Cobb age 70,  of Swainsboro, GA, Friday, November 13, 2020 at Community Hospice of Vidalia after an extended illness

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum with Rev. Casey Shaw officiating

The family will receive friends at Durden-Hudson Funeral Home Monday, November 16, from 5-7pm.

CDC social distancing guidelines will be observed and masks are encouraged for your safety and the well being of others.

Pallbearers are John Allen Bailey, Perry Bishop, Bobby Mason, Paul McDaniel, Julian Sconyers, Agan Tankersley, Carl Tankersley and Bobby Sasser

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Jimmy Morgan-Steadfast Sunday School Class, Deacons of First Baptist Church of Swainsboro, Ronnie Hopkins, Vaughn Riner and Frank Patrick

Buddy was born on August 16, 1950 to the late V.H. “Rip” and Minnie Worsley Cobb in Colquitt, GA. He played football for the Miller County High School Pirates, graduating in 1968. Buddy completed his B.S. in Biology at Georgia Southwestern College in 1974. While attending Georgia Southwestern College he met his life-long soul mate, Martha Jordan, and the two of them were married on March 17, 1973.  He began his teaching career at Webster County High School in 1974. When Tri-County High School first began, Buddy taught Biology and helped coach the first football team.  In 1977 Buddy and Martha moved to Swainsboro and began teaching and coaching at Swainsboro High School. In the 1980’s Buddy became the C.V.A.E. (Coordinated Vocctional Academic Education) Coordinator at Swainsboro High School. He earned his M.Ed. in 1988 from Georgia Southern University. When the Ogeechee Adolescent Center was established, Buddy was the teacher until his retirement in 2005.

Buddy enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and bee keeping. He was a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Swainsboro where he was a member of the Jimmy Morgan-Steadfast Sunday School Class and served on many committees.  Not only was Buddy a faithful worker in his church he also belonged to several civic clubs and was Emanuel County Sportsman of the Year in 1996. Buddy lived to serve others. He loved to entertain and cook for people – especially a crowd. He was known for his excellent skills at the grill and his fried fish. Buddy loved his Lord Jesus Christ.

Survivors include:

His Wife of 47 years: Martha Jordan Cobb of Swainsboro, GA.

Son: Rusty Cobb (Sykora) of St. Mary’s, GA.

Grandchildren: Liliana and Lance Cobb, of St. Mary’s GA

Brother: James Cobb (Nita) of Peachtree City, GA

Niece: Michelle Cobb of Peachtree City, GA

Mother-In-Law: Betty Jordan of Thomaston, GA

Brother-In-Law: Patrick Jordan of Orlando, FL

Many cousins and a multitude of special friends.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Swainsboro, Building Fund, P O Box 828, Swainsboro, GA.

Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. William Dorsey “Buddy “ Cobb of Swainsboro, GA

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