Lee Roy Cobb


Lee Roy Cobb, 97, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Signature Healthcare in Cleveland.

Lee was born the son of John Lee and Ethel Elizabeth (Weidenhammer) Cobb on Sept. 16, 1924, in Dover, Mo.

He graduated from Cleveland Bible College in Cleveland.

He served in the United States Coast Guard, serving in both World War II and the Korean Conflict.

Lee was united in marriage to Bette Howe in 1946 in Troy, Kan. She preceded him in death on July 26, 1991. He then was united in marriage to Daisy Ratliff in 1994 in Kirksville, Mo. She preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 2014.

Lee worked as a barber for the Missouri Department of Youth Services and for the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Lee was a member of the Church of God in Chillicothe, Mo., the American Legion Post No. 247 in Ethel, Mo. and was a member of Disabled American Veterans.

In his free time, Lee enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl Littrell and husband, Barry, of Cleveland; six grandchildren: Charity Littrell Burnette and husband, Jonathan, of Greensboro, Ga., Heath Littrell and wife, Tiffany, of Cleveland, Ashlee Littrell-Blankenship and husband, Steven, of Cleveland, Jennifer Brown and husband, Bob, of Wyoming, Del., Travis Cobb and wife, Mandy, of Prairie Grove, Ark., and David Cobb of Fayetteville, Ark.; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Cobb and wife, Myrna, of St. Joseph, Miss.; and one sister, Dolly Tyrrell of Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Bette; second wife, Daisy; and two sons: Homer Stephen Lee Cobb and Jeffery Lewis Cobb.

A memorial service will be held at Lindley Funeral Home, in Chillicothe, on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 1 p.m. Inurnment will be held at Anderson-Smith Cemetery in Chillicothe.

Memorial contributions may be made to Soul’s Harbor Church of God and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601.

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