Jewell Leibert Cosby

October 19, 1919 ~ December 22, 1996 (age 77)


Jewell Leibert Cosby, 77, of Evansville, died at 9:30 p.m. Sun­day at McCurdy Healthcare Center.

He retired from Arkla, where he was a welder. He formerly worked at Chrysler Corp. and Servel. He was formerly president of Machinists Union local 1900 dis­trict 153. 

A World War II Army veteran, he was sergeant with the 1st In­fantry Division in Europe and a combat engineer. He received a Bronze and Silver star, and a Victory and Good Con­duct medal. He was a life member of Veter­ans of Foreign War Post 1114 and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Surviving are three daughters, Janie of Evansville, and Mary Kay and Arleen, both of California; a son, Mark of Evansville; a grand­daughter, Jennifer Long of Evans­ville; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Fri­day at Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel, 5330 Washington Ave., the Rev. James Sauer officiating, with entombment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Haven of Rest.


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