It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of longtime Reinhardt Trustee and friend, Charles K. Cobb, Jr. on August 21 at age 88. Mr. Cobb was an active member of our Board of Trustees for 50 years, joining in 1976 during his father’s term as Vice Chairman to honor a cause that his family cared so deeply about. In addition to his Trusteeship, he served on Reinhardt’s Executive Committee and the Finance Committee, eventually serving as Chairman.
At the time of his death, Mr. Cobb had established plans for Cobb Park on campus, signifying the pride that he felt by being such an integral part of Reinhardt’s legacy. Mr. Cobb and his family’s love and commitment to Reinhardt have been an essential part of Reinhardt’s growth and overall history.
Mr. Cobb was born in Canton, the son of Charlie K. Cobb and Alice Enloe Cobb. He graduated from Canton High School, Darlington School, Georgia Tech '56 (Senior Class President), Harvard Business School (MBA), and Woodrow Wilson College of Law (JD ‘68). He proudly served for three years as an officer in the US Air Force in Germany.
He was a member of the Georgia Bar Association for over 50 years, past Director of the Atlanta Board of Realtors, and past President of Georgia Real Estate Exchangors. He served as Lay Leader of Northside Methodist Church, as a director of the Georgia Tech Wesley Foundation, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Atlanta Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, as a member of the Board of Trustees of Reinhardt University, and on the Georgia Tech Alumni Board of Trustees ('77-'80). He enjoyed being a member of Canton Golf Club, annual ski trips with friends, playing bridge, traveling, stamp collecting, and serving his church as a Stephen Minister and his Beta Theta Pi Chapter as Alumni Advisor. He enjoyed his dual career as an attorney and as a real estate broker so much that he never retired.
Mr. Cobb is survived by his wife Carolyn, two children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on August 27 at 2 p.m. at Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Canton.
Reinhardt will forever be thankful for the Cobb family.