Funeral services for John Aaron “Johnny” Cossey of Vaiden will be held Monday, November 8, at 2:00 p.m. in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Hopewell Cemetery in Vaiden. Rev. Bobby Palmertree will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be David Cossey, Michael Cossey, John Cossey, Chris Wilson, Tyler Cossey, and Jamie Cossey. Honorary pallbearers will be Ethan Cossey, and Lydale Sudduth.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 8, from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Cossey, 87, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at Vaiden Community Living Center. He was born on October 15, 1934, to Callie and Bertha Smith Cossey. He worked as a farmer all his life. After he retired, he worked for Vaiden Water Department until his second retirement. He was known to love gardening, mechanic work, and racing. He was always working on lawnmowers and the occasional tractor. He loved his family and friends and will be greatly missed by them.
Mr. Cossey is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Olmos (Samuel) of Brookhaven, MS; sons, John Cossey (Lee Anne) of New Caney, TX, David Cossey of Vaiden, and Jason Cossey of New Caney, TX; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and three sisters.