Billie Cossey

Billy Gene Cossey, 79, passed away Sunday September 16, 2012 at his home.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Billy was born June 21, 1933 in Cabot, Arkansas, son of Marion L. and Stella I. (Stump) Cossey.  His favorite saying was “Tell everybody you got to see me!”  He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Cleo, Odell, Charles, and Royce.  Survivors include his wife Juanita of the home, three children daughter Debbie (Robert) Williamson, daughter Terry (Bobby) Craig, and son Kevin (Georgeanne) Cossey. He had two sisters Jewel (Cossey) Stumbaugh and Shirley (Cossey) Benn. There are eight grandchildren Melissa, John, and Garrett Williamson, Doug Brown, Dustin and Brock Friedli, and Savannah and Colin Cossey and eight great-grand-children Aleaha, Hunter, Isaak, Rhinnon, and Ian Williamson, Hunter Tripensee, Jaylynn Brown, and Shelby Friedli.  Billy was a truck driver for A.B. Chance/Emerson for 40 years and was accident free. He enjoyed camping and fishing. Memorials are suggested for the American Cancer Society or the Missouri Heart Association.


  1. Tony W. McCoy on September 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Mom (Vivian) and I wish to express our deepest sympathy.
    We have fond memories of Bill from days long ago.
    may God bless your family

  2. Jack and Jane Reid on September 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Keeping you in our prayers. He was a good brother-in-law. We will miss him. Our sympathiy to Juanita and the family and the extended family. God Bless!

  3. Ed and Joanel Friedli on September 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Ed and I send our deepest sympathy to the Cossey family. I had the opportunity to talk with Bill several times when I filled propane cylinders for him in years past. Ed always speaks fondly of Bill and would often say, “I got along just fine with Bill. He was a good guy.” Our hearts and prayers go out to you all during this time of loss.

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