Robert Cozad, age 82, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his home. He was born in Wyandotte, Mich., on April 28, 1932, to Harold and Nora Cozad. Robert served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Robert graduated from Michigan State University where he played football. He was an avid fan and supporter of the Spartans. Robert and Shirley moved to Crestview, Fla., 11 years ago from Springfield, Va. He enjoyed reading, working in the yard and riding his bike.
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Robert was preceded in death by his parents and by his godson, Chad Wesley Moreland Sr. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Shirley Cozad, brother William and wife Mary of Michigan and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family.
The celebration of Robert's life will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home. .
In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations be made to Emerald Coast Hospice.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com.
Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home
436 West James Lee Boulevard
Crestview, FL 32536
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on July 16, 2014