1957 – 2018
Woodstock – William John “Turner” Cobden, Jr., 61, of Stonebridge Rd., died Tuesday June 5, 2018, at home. He was the loving husband of Margaret (May) Cobden. Born in Greenwich, he was the son of the late William T. and Joan (Plunkett) Cobden, Sr.
Turner was a self-employed computer technician.
As a young man he enjoyed collecting keys which coined him the nickname “Keys Cobden”.
Turner was affectionately known as a “Gentle Giant” and a “True Boy Scout” helping anyone in need. While in the Boy Scout he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Turner had a passion for Western movies especially any movie that John Wayne was in. He enjoyed building computers, computer gaming, hiking, and dabbling in the stock market.
Turner loved comparing notes with his father about golf, football, and making 25 cent bets on winners. One of his favorite lines was… “Did I ever tell you about my sisters?” Best sense of humor, …”Bus is leaving in 5 minutes!”
Turner is survived by his wife, a son William “Turner” Cobden, III and his wife Emily Gleason of Wakefield, MA; a daughter, Christine Cobden of Wappingers Falls, NY. A brother, Douglas J. Cobden of Kingston, RI; two sisters Marianne Cobden of Charlestown, RI and Diane Holmes of Marion, MA; and a grandson Gabriel William Cobden of Wakefield, MA.
A private Celebration of Turner’s Life is being planned. Funeral arrangements and cremation have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.