Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1934 RJC

Warren Cozby WARREN REYNOLDS COZBY, SR., 98, passed away on June 14, 2016, in China Spring, TX with burial at the Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. Warren was born July 27, 1917 in Kansas City, MO to Warren A. and Mary Frances Atteberry Cozby. He graduated from Ranger High School at Ranger, TX in 1934 & Ranger Jr. College in 1936. In 1937 he joined the CCC's and served in New Mexico. After his CCC camp closed in Nov. of 1941, he became an Aviation Cadet. He was in flight training class, 43-D, and when he finished in 1942, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, in the Army Air Corps. Afterwards he was sent to the Europe with the 482nd Bomb Group, Pathfinder, as a Co-pilot of a B-17F. He was shot down over Chevincourt, five miles NE of Compiegne, France in 1943, where he became a Prisoner of War with six other members of his crew. Afterwards he was sent to Stalag Luft 1 Barth Vogelsang, Prussia 54. At the end of the war he was liberated by the Russians and then returned to the American lines. After the war he entered Southern Methodist University and graduated in 1948 with a Bachelor Degree from the Cox School of Business. Then he re-enters the U.S. Air Force where he served as a Supply Officer, and retired as a Major in 1965. While in the U.S. Air Force he served in Texas, England, Hawaii, Louisiana, Saudi Arabia, Idaho, and retired in Waco, TX with twenty years of service. After coming to Waco in 1961, he became a member of the Masonic Lodge, Fidelis 1127, and Scottish Rite Bodies 32 Deg, KCCH, York Rite and was a Past Patron McLennan No. 639, OES. He also joins the Waco Kiwanis Seniors in 1992 and served as treasurer for the Waco Association of Retarded Children. After retiring, he worked as an Insurance Salesman for Prudential, as a Quality Control inspector for A.O. Smith, and a teacher's aide at Texas State Technical Collage. He also sold real estate for several years. He also joined The National Society, Sons of the American Revolution in 2002. He and his wife were members of the Central United Methodist Church for over fifty years. Warren married his wife Lilian Cozby (RHS-1945) of seventy years, in Jan. of 1946 in Ranger. He is survived by his wife Lilian Cozby, six of his seven children: Jean Treadwell of Edgewater, FL; Mary Dill of Memphis, TN; Robert Cozby of Winneconne, WI; Warren Cozby, Jr. of Waco, TX; Oliver and Dana Cozby of Forth Worth, TX; and Ceci Hanson of Round Rock, TX. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren & fifteen great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law: Flo Ashcraft Baughman (RHS-1951) of Conroe, TX and her two sons, Chris & Charlie Baughman, and a niece Linda Patton of Austin, TX.