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OBITUARY: David Lee Cosby


David Cosby
David Lee Cosby, 68 of Evansville passed away at 10:52 am, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at VNA Plus Hospice Care Center.

David was born April 18, 1945 in Evansville the son of Sam and Daisy (Townsend) Cosby. He was a graduate of Delaware Grade School and a 1964 graduate of North High School. David was a member of Vann Avenue Baptist Church. He had worked in the auto industry for over 47 years and owned and operated D and C Auto Supply on Stringtown Road for 18 years. He served as a Chief Deputy County Clerk at the Vanderburgh County Clerks’ Office from 1988 until 1996 under County Clerk Betty Knight Smith. David had currently worked in sales at Raben Tire Company. He was a past member of Evansville Masonic Lodge #64, Scottish Rite and Hadi Shrine Temple. David was a lifetime member of Riverbend Association and No-Ruz Grotto, where he was Past Monarch in 1989.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Melinda “Mindy” (Hullett) Cosby of Evansville, son, David Carl Cosby (Patti) of Evansville, daughter, Missy Wolfe (Brad) of Evansville, brothers, Ronald H., Gary W. and Samuel H. Cosby, all of Evansville, sister, Anita F. Cosby of Carmi, IL, stepdaughters, Joni Downing (Philip) of Newburgh and Amy (Clark) Perkins of Evansville, 17 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. David is also survived by his friend and ex-wife, Joyce Cosby of Evansville. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald R. Cosby.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mom and Libby’s Restaurant, the Raben family, Dr. Browning and staff, and Dr. Ante and staff, especially Kathleen Webb for all their care, compassion and support.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am, Friday, June 28, 2013 at Vann Avenue Baptist Church, 2608 S. Vann Avenue, Evansville with Reverend Eric Martin and Reverend Robert A. Nall officiating. Burial will be Private.

Friends may call from 2 pm until 7 pm, Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Boone Funeral Home – East Chapel, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Vann Avenue Baptist Church or the David L. Cosby Scholarship Fund, c/o Vanderburgh Community Foundation, 401 SE 6th St., STE 203, Evansville, IN 47713.

Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net


  1. David was a wonderful person and a gentle soul. He will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers for your family. Rest in peace David.

  2. Ohh, I will miss seeing this sweet man…my prayers to his family’s comfort during this time. Such a gentle man will be missed.

  3. David was a kind and giving man. May he rest in peace and our best wishes to all family and friends. God bless all.

  4. Thoughts and prayers are with David’s family. He was a great man and an inspiration to many. He fought his illness with dignity and never let it define who he was. David was loved by many and will be missed.

  5. The most unselfish and loyal person I have ever had the honor of knowing. It is a terrible loss to the community and to his family. David is gone but will never be forgotten in the hearts of all of the people (and there were many) that he touched. There will be another star in the sky tonight and it will be a bright one. God bless the Cosby family.

  6. Dave and my father were friends. I remember when he came by to check up on me after my father died. A special person for sure!

  7. Earth has lost a special person.

    today we have joy in heaven. The saints are dancing because Dave is finally home.

    God bless the Cosby family and especially Daves big brother Ron who owns the CCO newspaper.

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