Eugene Edward "Gene" Cosby, 91, passed away at 12:23 a.m. July 31, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. Gene was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Washington, the son of Edward and Ruby (McCafferty) Cosby. He married Beverly Smith in 1945 and she preceded him in death in 1989. He then married Betty Wood on October 19, 1996.
Gene was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church, where he served the church in many capacities. He also served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Gene worked as a Western-Southern Life Insurance agent for many years and most recently was a jailer for the Daviess County Sheriff's Department. He was a gunsmith, a member of the Washington Conservation Club and was past Worshipful Master of the Washington Masonic Lodge. Gene also loved to hunt and fish and was an avid Hatchet basketball fan.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Cosby of Washington; daughter Karen Boyd and her husband Steve of Washington; stepdaughters Kathy Templeton and her husband Doug of Florida, Susie Brundage and her husband Kevin of Washington; brother Don Cosby and his wife Patty of Washington; grandchildren Mike Boyd and his fiancée Maegan, Greg Boyd and his wife Jennifer; stepgrandchildren Lauren Eftink and Randy Hill; great-grandchildren Ashley Iglehart, Andrew, Austin, Alex and Aiden Boyd; great-great-grandchildren Elle, Ava and Bentley Iglehart. Gene is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Beverly Cosby; son Rick Cosby; sisters Mickey Cosner and Helen Ellis; and brother Paul Cosby.
Friends may visit with Gene's family Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 100 E. Walnut St., Washington, Indiana, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday before the start of the service. Gene's funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at the church, with Pastor Tim Baxter officiating. Gene will be laid to rest in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 100 E. Walnut St., Washington, IN 47501. Online memories may be shared with Gene's family and friends at The Cosby family wants to express their appreciation to DaVita employees and staff and to St. Vincent's ICU nursing staff for their compassionate care. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to assist the Cosby family with arrangements.
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Fred and Diana Mumma
Aug 06, 2019
We would like to express our Condoloences to Karen and family on the loss of your father. God bless! 🙏🙏
Aug 02, 2019
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