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Bobby Joe Coslin

Bobby Joe Coslin, of Donie, passed away Sept. 10, 2020, in Waco, at the age of 79. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Sardis Cemetery, near Jewett, with John Smith officiating. Bobby Coslin Jr., Dean Coslin, Michael Coslin, Christopher Coslin, Jeremy Coslin and John Smith will serve as pallbearers. Brian Bell will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Bobby was born Nov. 13, 1940, in Wichita Falls, to Theodore Samuel and Mattie Lee Tisdale Coslin. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. Prior to retirement, he served almost 30 years as a police officer in Dallas.

Bobby married his lifelong partner, Martha Ann Hall, in Bryan, on April 24, 1969. Over the years, he became the proud father of four children, Dean, Bobby Jr., Gary and Teresa; grandfather of thirteen and great-grandfather of five. His family was the most part of his life. His love for children was evident, as he seemed to be a magnet that children were just drawn to; and nothing thrilled him more.

Although he was born in the city and worked in the city, he loved the country. After buying the land near Donie, anytime he had the opportunity to get away from Dallas, he and his family would strike out to the country. Bobby enjoyed being on a tractor, plowing or shredding, piddling around the barn, hunting or most anything that pertained to the farm or outdoors. He really didn’t care to be around a lot of people, other than family; he liked things as simple and carefree as possible.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Mattie Coslin; son Gary Ray Coslin; brothers Theo, Donald and Harvey Coslin; and sister Doris Annitta Smith.

Bobby is survived by his wife of 51 years, Martha Coslin, of Donie; sons Dean Coslin and Bobby Coslin Jr., both of Donie; daughter Teresa Morton; brother Doyle Coslin, of Duncanville; sister Ruth Ann Heide, of Arkansas; 13 grandchildren (total includes spouses); five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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