Ian David Cobb (aka “Biggs”), age 16 of Grand Rapids, MI went to be with his Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 11th, 2020. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William & Patricia Lawrence and Kenneth & Doris Cobb. Surviving are: his parents, David & Anne Cobb; sisters, Sarah (Jacob) McLaughlin, Emily and Lucy. Ian is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and many special friends who all loved him.
Ian had a CONTAGIOUS SMILE & PERSONALITY BIGGER THAN LIFE! He fashioned himself as quite a salesperson as it related to fundraising sales for school mission trips. Ian attended NorthPointe Christian Schools where he was involved in basketball and music …particularly the Dayspring Chorale. Making, listening to, and experiencing music was a big part of his life. It was his dream and passion to record an album. He had a beautiful deep bass voice. Ian also loved any type of activity involving boards: skateboards, hover boards, and wake boards to name a few. He spent the last 3 summers caddying at Cascade Hills Country Club and recently started working at Champs Sports.
The family will greet extended family and friends on Friday, October 16th from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Trinity Baptist Church, 2050 Aberdeen Street, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505. A Celebration of Ian’s Life will take place on Saturday, October 17th at 11:00 AM at Calvary Church 707 East Beltline Avenue, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to NorthPointe Christian Schools or Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund or Youth Group.
Dave, I was deeply saddened to get the message from the Sheriff’s Office about Ian. What a devastating grief his death must be for you and your family. Ian must have been a great source of joy and pride for you and Anne. The empty place in your heart must be almost unbearable. And yet we know that death does not have the last word and that we have a sure and certain hope in the promise of resurrection to eternal life. May this hope and the power of God’s Holy Spirit sustain you in your grief.
I would like to get together with you in a few weeks to sit down over a cup or a glass. If that might work for you, please send me an email.
May the Lord bless and keep you in his peace.