He was born Oct. 8, 1963, in Kansas City, Mo., a son of Carl Wayne and Dolly Vernice (Dillon) Cobb.
Thom was a 1982 graduate of Smith Cotton High School. He attended college at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA and graduated from CMSU (now UCM) in 1987 with a Bachelors degree in Art and Journalism. In 2006, he received his Masters degree in Technology from Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa.
He taught GED classes at SFCC, was a substitute teacher for the Sedalia School district and was the owner of Thom Fuller Entertainment until his declining health prohibited him from working. Thom was an entertainer and was happiest when he was in the theater. He loved theater and the arts. He was active in many productions at the Liberty Center, and enjoyed directing, lighting, and especially set design. He served as director and set stages for the Scott Joplin Festival, worked at the Missouri State Fair for 10 years and was the emcee of the Fair’s Missouri Idol show. He was also involved with bringing the arts to children through Camp Blue Sky and the Lyceum Theater’s traveling children’s theater.
As a youth he was involved in scouting and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a member of Parkview Christian Church. He was a loving son, liked to make people happy and loved to give gifts just to see people smile.
He is survived by his mother, Dolly Cobb, of Sedalia; two sisters, Carla Scott (Cameron), of Sedalia, and Cathy Cobb, of Australia; four nieces; two nephews; one great-niece; and one great-nephew.
He was preceded in death by his father in 2006.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 3 at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel with Pastor Seth Tyler officiating. Pallbearers will be Pat Dillon, Calvin Dillon, Roy Arnett, Terry Tunis, Brandon Scott and Devon Tunis. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Sweet Springs. Visitation will take place at 10 a.m. until service time.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Sweet Springs.
Condolences may be offered online at www.mclaughlinfuneralchapel.com.