Linda Carole Cobb Shirley

Linda Carole Cobb Shirley, 72, of Bryan, Texas passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, May 7, 2020 at Reliance Baptist Church Cemetery. Services have been arranged by Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan- College Station.

Linda was born in Bryan, Texas on July 3, 1947 to Ralph and Eula Cobb Sr. Linda lived in the Reliance Community her whole life. Her education began in Kurten, Texas where she attended elementry school. She went on to graduate from Stephen F. Austin High School of Bryan in 1965. She then married the love of her life, Gregory Shirley on September 3rd, that same year. She attended McKenzie Baldwin Business College and worked with the TAMU Biology department for several years. She retired in 2012 after working for The District.

Linda spent many years hot air ballooning as a team alongside her husband. Together they made many trips all over the country and several out to Albuquerque, NM. She was a member of the Brazos Valley Ballooning Association. In addition to ballooning, Linda loved to play games. She enjoyed bingo and the occassional trips to Coushatta in Kinder, LA with family and friends.

Linda is preceeded in death by her parents and in-laws Frank & Galdys Shirley.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Gregory Shirley; daughters, Shana Ogden and Marquel Knapp. Her brother and wife Ralph and Cheryl Cobb, Jr., four grandchildren; Justin Hopper, Cameron Ogden and wife Heather, Richard Shirley-Salinas and Elizabeth Knapp. Twin great granddaughters, Patience and Arianna. Linda is also survived by her fur baby “Skratch The Cat”.

The family would like to thank Dr. Erin Fleener and the team at Bryan Cancer Clinic for all of thier love and care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bryan Cancer Clinic or Brazos Valley Hospice in her memory.

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  1. I extend my sincere condolences to Greg (and all of Linda’s family) at the loss of this lady.

  2. Greg & family,
    My heartfelt condolences for your tremendous loss. Linda was always kind, sweet and caring, and a such a positive influence. She was loved and will be greatly missed, but I hope that your wonderful memories can bring you some comfort in the difficult days ahead.
    “May the winds welcome you with softness.
    May the sun bless you with its warm hands.
    May you fly so high and so well that God joins you in laughter
    and sets you gently back again into the loving arms of Mother Earth.”

  3. Shana, we are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

    With love,
    Robin & Bobby Penicka

  4. Greg and family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and the rest of the family.

  5. Our heart felt sympathy to Greg and the family. We have such great memories of our Saturday nights dancing at the Texas Hall of Fame, army parties, trip to Vegas with the Garrett’s and family get togethers. May God wrap his loving arms around the family during this time and know that Linda is now at peace❤️

  6. Gregg, I just found out about Linda’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything that Glenda and I can do to help out, just let me know.

    After church today, I was online looking to see something Reliance Baptist Church. I searched some old friends from the church, and ran across Linda’s obituary.

    I am so sorry we did not know.

    We love you, and will pray for you in this time of sorrow.

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