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ROBERT SHERMAN COSBY JR.

Robert Sherman Cosby Jr. passed away on Nov. 19, 2020. He was born on Nov. 3, 1941 to the late Robert S. and Elsie M. Cosby.

Robert Jr. was a proud member of the Thomas Hunter High School class of 1960 in Mathews, Virginia. He worked for Newport News Shipbuilding. After 43 years of service, he retired as a Master Shipfitter in 2003. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and a member of Zion Baptist Church.

Robert Jr. is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Spriggs Cosby; a son, Robert A. “Bobby” Cosby of Mathews, Va.; five daughters, Devin Cosby of Gloucester, Deidre Morgan (Terry) of Valrico, Florida, Melissa Cosby of Suffolk, Va., Yvette Griffin of Stratford, Conn., and Tonia Carter of Gloucester; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; one nephew, and a host of cousins and friends. 

A viewing was held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the funeral home. A private funeral service was held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 25 at the funeral home.

Arrangements entrusted to Forrest Brothers Funeral Home, Hudgins.