Hyland William Cobb, age 91, of Grants Pass, Ore., died at 11:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at his son's home.
No services are planned. Hull and Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Hyland was born Oct. 19, 1919, in Zion, Ill., to William Caleb Cobb and Nellie Brennaman Cobb.
He was a sergeant serving in the United States Army during World War II. He served under General Patton, General Bradley and General Montgomery in the European Theater. His Army unit arrived on Normandy Beach on "D-6."
He attended Pasadena College and studied Materials Engineering. From 1946 to 1948 he worked as a construction worker and delivery driver in California; 1948 to 1951 he worked as a logger, and owned and operated an Army Surplus Store in Cave Junction, Ore.; 1951 to 1953 he worked as an engineer at a manufacturing plant in Bridgeport, Conn.; 1954 to 1964 he worked as a rocket testing engineer at Rocketdyne in Simi Valley, Calif.; 1964 to 1982 he was a materials engineer and quality control representative of Ebasco Services, headquartered in New York, N.Y., in the Twin Towers. He traveled internationally for Ebasco.
In 1982 he retired. In 1987, he and his wife moved to Kingman.
Survivors include a brother, Robert Newton Cobb of Lakeside, Calif.; wife, Theresa Cobb of Kingman; two sons, Hyland William Cobb Jr. of Austin, Texas, and Palmer Gentry Cobb of Grants Pass, Ore.; a daughter, June Dawn Wilson of Oak Hills, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Caleb Cobb and Nellie Brennaman Cobb; six sisters, Ruby Cobb (infant), Vivian Beatrice Ramage, Merildine Cobb, Phyllis Lorene McKenzie, Lillian Dorcas Lake and Alberta Jurdene Ihnen; a brother, Eldon David Cobb; a son, David Theo Cobb (formally of Wonder, Ore.); and a granddaughter, Theresa Lynne Cobb (infant).