Bobby Gale Cozart Obituary
Bobby Gale Cozart, 83, died Saturday, November 11, 2017 at his home in Gorman.
Bobby was born December 30, 1933 in Gorman, Texas to Aaron Chastine Cozart and Denzle Denetta Grice.
Bobby had three children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He enjoyed having large BBQ’s with his family and friends who were always treated to a wonderful time with great live music. Bobby was a gifted musician and was able to play the piano, organ, most string instruments, and horns. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially down by the coast. While Bobby loved his family, friends, and music, he was devoted to his animals. Bobby could not bear seeing homeless dogs and provided a home and shelter for countless dogs that he found abandoned. In recent years, Bobby loved having dinner every day at his favorite Eastland restaurants, The Hacidena, Circle M, Mae’s, Shooter’s, and China Cafe, where he was affectionately known to all as, “Mr. Ornery”.
Bobby finished his high school years in Concord, California while visiting his father. In 1053, he joined the California National Guard and Army Reserves. He was a member of the 49th Infantry Division where he attained the rank of Sergeant.
Bobby became a welder and worked for many oil refineries in California before moving back to his beloved state of Texas. He went to work for Monsanto in Chocolate Bayou, Texas and worked there until he retired. He then moved back to his home town of Gorman where he started a successful welding business and married Gail Harr of Eastland.
Bobby is survived by his daughter, Carrie Jackson and husband Tom Jackson of Gorman; son, Robert Cozart and wife, Leonora of Marion, North Carolina; brother, Royce Cozart and wife, Kay of Desdemona; sister, Marjorie Swanner of Gorman; brother, David Cozart and wife Lisetta of Bend, Orgegon; son-in-law, Mike Watt of Baypoint, CA; grandchildren, William Thomas Jackson III and wife, Sarah of Martinez, CA; Daniel Jackson of Martinez, CA; Jessica Watt and husband Mike of Concord, CA; Jinna Watt of Baypoint, CA; great-grandchildren, William T. IV, Carly, Delaney, Jacob all of Martinez, CA; Killian Guerrerea of Concord, CA; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members; and dogs, Spot, Little Girl, Little Poop, Rascal, Willie, and Bravo.
Bobby will be loved and missed “fur-ever.”
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gail; and his daughter, Julie Cozart Watt of Baypoint, CA.
Higginbotham Funeral Home in Gorman is in charge of arrangements.
A luncheon for family and friends will be at the Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall in Gorman at 12 noon, Friday, November 17th. Following the luncheon there will be gathering at Higginbotham’s Funeral Home to prepare for the precession to the grave ceremony at 2:00 p.m. Friday, at Alameda Cemetery. Bobby preferred casual dress.