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Brent Benjamine Cobb lived a life of dedication and devotion, a life firmly grounded in his walk with Christ and made manifest in the generosity and loyalty he gave to his relationships with his family and friends. Brent was deeply committed to his wife Catherine Gilliam Cobb and their sons James Benjamine and Matthew Brent, who will be forever filled with Brent's steadfast and sturdy presence. His life was one of discipline and purpose, balanced with compassion and a fun loving, upbeat, optimistic spirit.

Born April 16, 1976 in Meridian to Betsy and Leonard Cobb, Brent earned his Eagle Scout, played soccer, and graduated from Meridian High School. He then graduated from Mississippi State where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and where he also earned his MBA. He worked for Miller Transporters, following proudly in the footsteps of his great grandfather H.D. Miller, Sr. and his grandfather James A. Miller. Respected by his co-workers and peers in the industry, Brent was currently serving as Vice President of Safety and Quality, elevating Miller Transporters' signature trait, safety, to an industry-leading level.

He will be deeply missed by his wife and sons, his mother and father. He will also be deeply missed by his grandmother Mary Ann Miller, his aunt and uncle Carolyn and William Cobb of Dallas, TX, his aunt and uncle Ann and Woodie McDuffie, his cousins Rebecca and Ryan Hall, Rachel and Ben Bearden, and his sister-in-law Holli Houston Cobb and nephews Houston Miller Cobb and Witten Louis Cobb, as well as by his in-laws Charles and Gail Gilliam of Opelika, AL, his brother and sister-in-law Jenny and Jeremy Gilliam, and niece and nephews Carleigh, Andrew, and Jack Gilliam of Panama City Beach, FL, and his grandmothers-in-law Georgia Cross and Joy Gilliam of Lexington, TN. Brent was preceded in death by his grandparents James A. Miller and Gladys and Marshall Cobb, as well as by his beloved brother Circuit Judge Justin Miller Cobb.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 5, from 5pm-7pm, and the celebration of life will be Friday, October 6, at 10am, both at First Baptist Church Madison. Because Brent served First Baptist Church Madison as a deacon and as an active supporter of children's activities, please consider making contributions in gratitude for his life and in honor of his love for his children to the Children's Ministry at First Baptist Church Madison. Memorial gifts may also be made in honor of Brent B. Cobb and Justin M. Cobb to the School of Business at Mississippi State.
Published on October 4, 2017
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