Barry Wilton Cobb
May 01, 1936 – August 30, 2019
Barry Cobb, beloved husband of the late Carol (nee Patton) Cobb. Devoted father of Diane (Bruce) Breiner and Ronald (Lynn) Cobb. Loving grandfather of Tiffany (Patrick) DeLano, Jessica (Brandon) Okel, Todd (JoAnn) Breiner and Kyle (Mallory) Breiner. Great grandfather of Abigail, Anderson and Alton Breiner, Sophia Breiner, Logan and Sienna DeLano and Madelyn Okel. Also survived by his long time companion Phyllis (nee Greenlee) Hatfield. Preceded in death by his parents Wesley and Mary (nee Powell) Cobb and his one brother Jarrell Wayne. Barry was born in Hamilton, Ohio on May 1, 1936 and passed away on August 30, 2019 at the age of 83. Barry began his long time sports journalism career at the Hamilton Journal News during high school covering Butler County sports. He continued there after graduating from Hanover HS in Butler Cty in 1954. He moved to Groesbeck in Cincinnati in 1960 after he had begun a job at the Cincinnati Post where he spent the rest of his career covering Cincinnati Sports, including the Royals, Bengals, UC and Xavier and working as Assistant Sports Editor. He retired in December 1996. He lost his late wife in 1991. He has lived in Fairfield, OH since 1993 with his long time companion. Barry loved sports but one of his favorite pursuits in the last 25 years was going to Hydes Restaurant in Hamilton, OH for lunch which in recent years he did every day.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday (Sept 3) at Frederick Funeral Home, 2553 Banning Rd. from 10am until time of funeral service at 11:30am. Special condolences may be expressed at frederickfh.com