Woodrow Cobbs

December 13, 1945 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 74)


Mr. Woodrow Cobbs, 74, of Walterboro, SC, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.  Mr. Cobbs was the widow of the late Ethel Mae Brown Cobbs.

Woodrow (“Woody” as he was affectionately known), was the son of the late Joseph Cobbs and the late Ruthie Mae Cobbs.  Along with his wife and parents, his younger sister Rosa, his oldest brother Joseph, Jr., “Poochie”, and his stepdaughter Nadine Simpson preceded him in death. 

Woody was born on December 13, 1945 in Dorchester County, SC.  He attended Dorchester County Public Schools.  Woody moved to New York at the age of 14.  He lived in New York for over 30 years, working in construction as a master jack hammer operator.  He was associated with Hallen Contruction and Local 731 & Local 66 Union.  He married his love, Mae, in November 1998.

After Woodrow retired in 2002, he returned home and settled in the Sandhill Community in Walterboro.   He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement.  He loved to garden but mainly liked to ride around on his little tractor on the family property and in his yard.  Woody loved his family, neighbors, and friends. He was a people person and loved to laugh. He loved to drive around in his Avalanche, visiting friends and family and checking on his neighbors.  Woody had a kind heart and generous spirit.  He was a gentle giant who would give you the shirt off his back and helped whenever someone needed a hand.

To cherish his memories, he leaves his son Woodrow Simpson of Brooklyn, NY, his stepson Randy Brown of Walterboro, SC; three stepdaughters:  Joan Simpson Simmons, Patricia Simpson Gomez, and Hazel Simpson (Joseph Jackson) of Manhattan, NY.  He also leaves two sisters:  Evangelist Louise Cobbs Edwards and Corrie Cooper, both of Walterboro, SC; one brother: Odell Cobbs of Walterboro, SC; four sisters-in-law:  Nadine Pinkney, Diane Wade, Arlene (Richard) Ghani of Walterboro, SC, and Gloria Wade of Ruffin, SC.   His two granddaughters mourn the loss of a wonderful grandfather:  Tiffany (Eddie) Myers of Hinesville, GA, and Yasmine Woods of Hilton Head Island, SC.  His nephew, Gerald Pettigrew, was a tremendous help, assisting Woody after the passing of his beloved Mae.  Other family members mourning his loss include six step-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives, neighbors, and friends

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October 17, 2020

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Harold Frazier Mortuary
300 Francis Street
Walterboro, SC 29488

Graveside Service
October 18, 2020

12:30 PM
Sandhill Memorial Garden
305 Wirsching Lane
Walterboro, SC 29488

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