Harmon Eugene Cozby (87), also lovingly known as “Bud” or “Gene”, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away at his home on Saturday, June 13, 2020. He was born on November 22, 1932 in Dublin, Texas. Bud was preceded in death by his parents Thelma and Leon, his sister Wanda and his brother Charlie as well as by his half-sibling Claude Wayne and step siblings RA, Litton, Doris, and Mary Kathryn.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Irma Cozby (95), their daughter, Linda Cozby (68), son-in-law Encarnacion Miranda (68), granddaughters and grandson-in-laws, Vanessa Henneveld (Jeroen), Jessica Kuhn (Joshua) and four great grandchildren, Jaxson Henneveld (11), Sascha Kuhn (9), Zara Kuhn (9), Landon Henneveld (8).
He married his wife, Irma Cozby in 1951. Through the years they lived their life of adventure in Los Angeles, CA; Rivas, Nicaragua; North Miami, FL and finally settled in Port St. Lucie, FL. In recent years, Bud together with his only daughter Linda took on the labor of love in being caretakers for his wife. Even through the ups and downs of life, they remained devoted through it all.
Bud was proud to serve his country in the United States Navy on the USS Antietam during the Korean War alongside his older brother, Charlie Cozby.
He loved wood craftsmanship, DIY projects, cars, pecan pie and telling a good story. He always waited around to hear if you made it home ok, believed the only temperature for a steak was well done, and loved Nicaraguan tortillas. He had a lovely singing voice, loved wearing cowboy boots, taking naps on a hammock and scratch off tickets because…you never know!
The list is endless, but the thing he loved the most was…family. He loved when we were all together. Seeing his great grandchildren grow and knowing we are all ok and taken care of – that gave him peace.
Our Dad, Grandfather, Husband, Bud, Budderfingers, Buddy, Abuelo, Gene…you will be forever missed and forever in our hearts until we meet again. In Bud’s words and he had many, “We love you to pieces”.
At the request of the family, there will be no services until the immediate family can all be together.
“I wanted to see him again,to say goodbye the way I wanted. Then I realized if I got my way, I’d never say goodbye.” –Unknown Author
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