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Edward R. Cospy born April 9, 1930 in Carrolton, Georgia, departed this life at home on April 23, 2020 of a lengthy illness.  He was retired from Ohio Operating Engineers and Montgomery County, and known as the best Backhoe Operator in Ohio during the 1970’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

He is also known as being a very elite heavy equipment mechanic and operated his own construction company known as Cospy and Jones’ Construction Company.  He was Chairman Deacon of Greater Anointing Ministries C.O.G.I.C. and Faith Deliverance C.O.G.I.C.  He also served as a Deacon at Prayer Garden C.O.G.I.C. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 Elgean, son Jerry E. Cospy, daughter Wilma Y. C. Vinson, Son-in-Law Steve Kirk and grandson Montrey A. Smith, mother Isabelle Smith-Cospy, mother and father-in-law Spencer and ElnorahWood, Jr., Sister Nancy Cospy-Ware, Brothers in law, CW, Jessie, Charles, and Johnnie B. Dukes and Grover and Alton Wood, Sister’s-In-Law Hazel Dukes, Alma Satterwhite, Annie (James) Brooks, Martha and Clyde McCoy and SpencellRodgers.  

He is survived by his Brother Weldon (Evelyn) Strickland, 4 Sons Eddie (Robin) Cospy, Derbwin K. Cospy, Anthony (Bertha) Cospy, Michael (Gloria) Cospy, Derrick Kingand Jeffrey Vinson, Foster son Derk Jones and God son Robert Henderson.  Daughers - Alinda Kirk, Toni Jackson, Angela King, Regina Cospy-Ford, Hazel and Pamela, Sisters-in-Law Margie Crawl of Dayton, Ohio and Wynell (Jerry) Pugh, Brother-in-Law Nolan (Jan) Wood, and Grady Satterwhite all of Carrollton, Georgia, 41 Grandkids, 108 Great Grandkids, and 12 Great Great Grandkids, and host of nieces and nephews and cousins.

A message from Dad

As I go
In my passing please allow me to rest
I truly love you all in your own individual way
God has called my number and I can no longer stay.

Please do not cry for me I am in a much better place Surrounded by God’s magnificent unyielding grace

Professional arrangements entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home. Services will be held at a later date and flowers can be sent to 2060 Germantown Street, Dayton, Oh 45417.

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