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Died Aug. 8, 2012

MOUNT OLIVE -- Thomas Eugene "Cozy" Cozart Sr., 82, 212 Crest Drive, Mount Olive, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.

He was born in Person County to the late Linnie Thomas Cozart and Flora Smart Cozart.

Mr. Cozart was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Alyce Chisholm Cozart, and his daughter, Kerri Allyson Cozart.

He was a United States Navy veteran, having served his country during peacetime after World War II.

Mr. Cozart was a retired salesman.

He lived in Mount Olive for the past 26 years, and was a member of Mount Olive Presbyterian Church in Mount Olive.

Surviving are his present wife, Lee Brandon Cozart of the home; his two sons, Thomas Eugene "Tommy" Cozart Jr. and wife, Penny, of Roxboro and Guy Cozart of Yulee, Fla.; a stepson, Hart Pittard of Cary; two stepdaughters, Lee Anne Hill and husband, Dexter of Deep Run and Lisa Niemond and husband, Doug, of Mount Olive; seven grandchildren, Brandon Pittard, Jessica Pittard, Jaimie Niemond, Doogie Niemond, David Hill, Melissa Hill and Natalie Cozart; and a brother, Dan Cozart and wife, Nora, of Tyler, Texas.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Brooks and White Chapel, with the Rev. Steven Wicks and the Rev. Herbert Brown officiating. Burial will be in Burchwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Woody Garrett, Ronnie Garrett, R.B. Tingen, Doogie Niemond, David Hill and Hart Pittard.

The visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service and other times at the home of his son, 3625 Chub Lake Road, Roxboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Olive Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 158, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365, or Kitty Askins Hospice, 107 Handley Court Park, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Condolences may be made to www.brooksandwhite.com.


Published in Obituaries on August 10, 2012 1:51 PM