Olin Cosby, 89, of Canyon, TX died September 15, 2020.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M., Friday, September 18, 2020, at Saint Stephen United Methodist Church. Private burial will be at Dreamland Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Olin Cosby was born on May 18, 1931, in Borger, Texas the first-born son of Clarence and Lottie Bell Cosby. Following his graduation from Hereford High School in 1948, he attended West Texas State College where he met the love of his life, Betty Thomson. Olin and Betty were married on January 21, 1951. They would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this coming January. Olin received his Bachelor of Science degree from West Texas in 1957.
Raising their five children in the Christian faith was the most important goal of this godly couple. Olin was an active leader in the church as well as a gifted Sunday School teacher. Faithful tithing was a very important part of his witness for Christ. In the summer of 1971, Olin felt the call to fulltime Christian ministry and moved to Wilmore, Kentucky to attend Asbury Theological Seminary. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Asbury in 1974 and then served two United Methodist churches at Kress and Olton. Later, he returned to his job at Pantex to continue his career of twenty-plus years.
Olin was a member of Saint Stephen United Methodist Church where their son, Dr. Stan Cosby, was Senior Pastor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a younger brother, Layne.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, of Canyon; his sister, Theora Bertish, of Palm Coast, Florida; his two sons, Stan Cosby and wife Susan, of Hedley, and Ron Cosby and wife Kim, of Canyon; his three daughters, Sharla McClendon and husband Lance, of Weatherford, Lisa Neinast and husband Jeff, of Olton, and Lori Bailey and husband Bryan, of Lake Tanglewood; 17 grandchildren, David Cosby, Carmen Cosby, Nanci Cosby, Tasha Finke, Taylor Cosby, Travis Cosby, Chris Wood, Heather Lopez, Zach Wood, Blake Neinast, Brittnee Street, Tanner Neinast, John Lee Dellis, Jadee Dellis, Jace Dellis, Alex Bailey, and Jack Bailey; 23 great-grandchildren; and 3 ½ great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to Saint Stephen United Methodist Church, 4600 S. Western St., Amarillo, TX 79109.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, September 17, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.