Rev. Charles “David” Cosby, 73

Published 3:21 pm Thursday, November 30, 2023

Rev. Charles “David” Cosby, age 73, of Harrogate, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at his home. David was known for being a practical joker who loved to make others laugh, as well as known as “Duck” to his many coal mining friends. His true calling was spreading the Gospel, and he mentored dozens of young preachers, baptized dozens, held countless revivals, preached hundreds of sermons, all of which were his life’s joy during his over 50 years of preaching God’s Word. His heart’s desire was to see his family all saved, and his prayers for his family, friends, neighbors, and church could be heard echoing through the neighborhood. A faithful and life-long member of Red Hill Chapel Baptist Church, attending his church and enjoying his church family was his favorite past time.

David was proceeded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Sue Cosby; his parents Rev. Tilmon and Mary Cosby; brothers Denvil, Troy, Coy, Ronnie, Dennis, and Jimmy; sisters Marie, Wanda, Tootsie Jean, Maxine, Faye, and Patricia.

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Surviving are children Melinda and Rick Turner, Rickey Cosby, and Zachary Stumbo; grandchildren and his absolute best buddies Dean and Kristina Turner and William Blake Cosby-Stumbo; brothers Darrell, Danny, and Terry; sister Brenda, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends.

The family of Rev. David Cosby will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023 at Green Hills Funeral Home.

Masonic Services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023 at the Green Hills Funeral Home Chapel with Funeral Services to follow with Rev. Leo Surber and Rev. Scottie Surber officiating.

Graveside Services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2023 at the Red Hill Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Leon Surber and Bro. Brandon Surber presiding.

Pallbearers will be his nephews and the young men of Red Hill Chapel Baptist Church.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his preaching brothers.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Red Hill Chapel Cemetery in care of Leo Surber, 5360 Hopewell Road, Tazewell, TN 37879.

Green Hills Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is honored to serve the Cosby Family.