Jerry Lewy Cobb died April 11, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, due to complications from a massive heart attack suffered on Feb. 22. He was 73.
He was born in Patterson, Mo., March 16, 1943. The family moved to Olathe in 1952. He attended Fairview School and Olathe High School.
Mr. Cobb took over the family dairy operation. He farmed and raised quarter horses and beef cattle until 1984. In 1989 he started Ginco Propane in Austin which he operated until 1994. He then ranched full time, and in 1999 began JC Propane, operating both companies until his death.
He was a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association from 1969 to 1984. He was a competitive team roper, traveling around the Rocky Mountain region. Later in life he enjoyed competing in sheepdog trials and cattle dog trials. He enjoyed cattle, horses, border collie dogs and propane.
He was a supporter of local agriculture, 4-H, FFA, junior rodeos and county fairs. He sponsored saddles at the team roping events at the Delta County Fair for the past several years.
Mr. Cobb is survived by his daughters, Sherry (Gary Hintz) Cobb of Delta and Sharon (Ron) Perry of Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandchildren, Leah, Tina and Nicholas Perry; one sister, Betty Goad of Grand Junction; longtime friend and helpmate, Lenny Perkins; and extended family.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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