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Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center
Saturday November 28th, 2015
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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The Chapel of Bright Funeral Home
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Dr. Robert Cozart

Long time citizen of Commerce Dr. Robert C. Sr. passed away at 4:52 p.m., Sunday August 30, 2015, at Baylor Medical Center in Garland, due to health complications. He was 90 years old at his death.

He was born Oct.5, 1924, to Charles L. and Lona Kate Cozart in Point, Texas. Robert served in the United States Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Kathleen; his sister, Martha Hesse and her husband, Dean of Canton and their 3 sons: David, Charles and Michael Hesse; his daughter, Trish King and her husband, Mike; their daughters: Katy King of Commerce and Kris Ann Clark and husband Daniel and children McClaine and Brooks of Commerce; his son, Robert Cozart, Jr. and his wife, Alice of Commerce and their sons: Will Cozart of Prosper and Rob Cozart and his wife, Sarah and their son, Adler of Celina and his son Edward Cozart and wife, Barbara of Canton and their daughters: Jessica of Madison Wisconsin and Julie of Dallas.

Dr. Cozart owned and operated a dental practice in Commerce from 1948 to 1996 when his son Robert took over after practicing with his father for 20 years prior. The dental practice owned by the Cozart's from 1948 to 2013 was one of the oldest family owned businesses in Commerce.

Dr. Cozart was very civic minded, holding many offices in the community. At various times he was President of the Chamber of Commerce, President of the Jaycees, President of the Commerce ISD School Board, President of the Lions Club( recently received his 65 year membership award), on the Board of Directors at Commerce Federal Savings and Loan, active in the Masonic Lodge, Sulphur Springs Chapter and Council, Greenville Commandary, and Dallas Hella Temple, he was also a member of the American Legion, Post 1 Commerce. He was a long time member of the First Christian Church in Commerce serving as deacon, elder, and elder emeritus. His membership spanned from 1958 to present.

His hobbies were fishing, camping, boating, antique clock collecting and just being a wonderful husband, great father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church of Commerce.

Interment will be at Memory Land Memorial in Greenville, with Full Military Honors by Hunt County Military Coalition.

Committal by Mason Lodge 439, Commerce.

Visitation will be held at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Rob Cozart, Will Cozart, Daniel Clark, David Hesse, Charles Hesse and Michael Hesse.

Honorary pallbearers will be Neal Walker, Douglas Lane, Joe Garza, Buddy Gregg, Charles McGough, Kent Holbert, Bill Thompson, Jimmy White, Bill Husbands and members of the Commerce Lions Club.

Interment service follows church service.


Wednesday, September 02, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Funeral Service

Thursday, September 03, 2015
10:00 AM

First Christian Church
1101 Sycamore Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Interment Services with Military Honors

Thursday, September 03, 2015
11:15 AM

Memoryland Memorial Park
808 West Jack Finney Blvd
Greenville, Texas 75401

Interment service follows church service.

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My deepest condolences to the family of Dr.Cozart..It was an honor to to see him after all these years and to have a part in his care.Dr.Cozart will be truly missed.R.I.P Doctor....

Sophia Savage Sep 5 2015 12:00 AM

May God be with you all in your time of sorrow. Bob was an awesome man who will be missed by many. Mom and I where just talking about him recently.

JEAN ANN SCOTT Sep 4 2015 12:00 AM

Kay, Dixie and I are so sorry to hear about Dr. Cozart. He has had s special place in our hearts all our lives. You both are so dear to us and the Clifton family. Daddy had many stories about all of your adventures through the years. We love you. Jean

Martha Jean Simms Sep 3 2015 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sondra Feduccia Sep 2 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

Stan and Al Hale Sep 2 2015 12:00 AM

I remember so well, the kindness of Dr. Cozart while working on this scared little girl many years ago. May God bless the family and give them peace and understanding.

Carolyn (May) Cole Sep 1 2015 12:00 AM

My prayers and love are with you at your time of sorrow. May the Lord bless and keep you all and give you please. Love you.

Carolyn McKinney Sep 1 2015 12:00 AM

His was a life well lived. I am praying for comfort for your family as y'all find a new normal without Dr. Cozart.

Nina Parks Sep 1 2015 12:00 AM

To his dear ones, we would bring our expression of sympathy; and to his memory we would offer our homage for his qualities of heart and mind.

John Walker Sep 1 2015 12:00 AM

Prayers for all of you through this difficult time. RIP Bobby.

Martha Sullins Weidenheft Aug 31 2015 12:00 AM

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