Reba Cobb-Carroll went home to be with her heavenly father on March 25th at 1 a.m. Reba was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Billy Joe Carroll of Frisco, Texas. Reba was born in Frisco, Texas to William Clarence Cobb and MoDena Good-Cobb on Aug. 8, 1932. Reba was raised on the farm with her three sisters, Frankie Evans, Isabel Turner, and Pauline Farrar, and one brother Robert Cobb. She was proud of her two children Debbie Carroll-Boyce, and Danny Carroll, her three Grandchildren Cory Carroll, Brittany Carroll Boyce, Kayley Corea, and her many nieces and nephews. Reba’s career path began in Dallas, Texas where she worked for A.G. Spalding Bros. Insurance Company, and Ling-Temco-Vaught in Personnel Department. She and husband, Joe opened a White’s Auto Store on Main Street in Frisco before beginning her job with the Frisco Independent School District.
Reba was very involved with the Frisco ISD as her children entered elementary school, serving as Vice President of the PTA two years, and President two years. Reba was very proud to be honored as a Lifetime PTA Member. Reba also served as President of the Band-Aide Club which was the newly formed FHS Band in which Debbie and Danny were members. As an avid football fan, she organized Frisco Homecoming parades and events to honor past, and present students. She was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan!
Reba found a highly rewarding and successful career working for Frisco ISD. She began as Secretary to Acker Elementary Principal, Bert Isbell and later transferred to Frisco where she was Secretary to Curtis Holcomb. In 1974, she became Administrative Assistant to Superintendent William L. Hudson. In 1978, she began assisting Dr. Justin Wakeland, Superintendent and Secretary to the Board of Trustees until his retirement in 1997. Together, they established the Senior Citizen Gold Card Club. After Dr. Wakeland’s retirement, she became Secretary to FISD Superintendent, Dr. Rick Reedy where she remained until she retired in 1998. After working in FISD for 30 years, Reba retired in 1998 at age 65.
Reba Cobb-Carroll loved Frisco and working for the FISD. She has been a leading ambassador for the school system and community for many years. Many times, she was the first-person people would meet when moving to the area and she always made an outstanding impression of what this friendly community meant to its current and future citizens. Many employees say she is the reason they came to work in the Frisco I.S.D. Reba was a loving, kind, generous person to her family and everyone she met. She had a way of making everyone she met feel special!
Reba Cobb Carroll Elementary in Frisco, Texas, was named in her honor.
Reba donated her body to the U.T. Southwestern Donor Program for science and research. She passed of natural causes. A memorial service may be announced at a later date.