ELIZABETHTON — Russell Don Cozad, 69, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday September 1, 2011, at his residence.
A native of Washington County, he was a son of the late Floyd Arthur and Olive Gertrude Wright Cozad. He had lived in Elizabethton for several years.
He was retired after 46 years as a Truck Driver. He was a member of the Valley Forge House of Prayer. Russell was a member of the Stoney Creek Liars Club.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife: Rebecca Whaley Cozad; Four Daughters: Marie Jacobs and husband, Neil, Elizabethton, Donna Hatem, Fort Mills, South Carolina, Vickey Miller, Jonesborough, and Sherry Broyles, Johnson City. Three Sons: JR Cozad and wife, Crystal, Elizabethton, David Cozad and wife, Terri, Indian Trail, North Carolina, and Scott Cozad and wife, Gail, Johnson City; 13 Grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren; Five Sisters: Patsy Blevins, Ruth Hollifield, Linda Wynn and Patricia Jones, all of Jonesborough, and JoAnn Crawford, Johnson City.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tim Hughes officiating. The eulogy will be given by Charlie Miller.
Graveside Service and Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, September 5, 2011, in the Scalf Cemetery, Watauga. Music will be provided by Headed Home. Active Pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday, will be: Shaun Gowins, Daniel Gowins, Barrett Broyles, Frankie Broyles, Neil Jacobs, Mark Whaley, Chris Hyatt and Thomas Roark.
The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to members of the Stoney Creek Liars Club, Amedisys Hospice, his nurse, Melissa Bartelson, his CNA nurse, Carey Garland, Everyone at Nancy’s Kitchen, Dr. William Kincaid and staff, Dr. David Fenner and Staff and all his friends and music buddies.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, is in charge