James Leo Cozby, age 83, passed away on January 1, 2016.
Jim was born August 10, 1932 in Fresno, CA. During his early life his family lived in several cities before they settled in Alder Springs, CA. After serving 3 years in the Navy he returned to the area and continued to make Fresno and Auberry his home for the next 30 years. In civilian life, Jim worked as a lineman with PG&E and then retired from the Fresno Fire Department after 20 years of service. After retirement, his hobbies included gunsmithing and apple ranching, but his lifelong passion was hunting. Some of his favorite memories were hunting with family and friends, especially his great grandsons.
Jim was always most proud of his family. He is survived by his wife, Norma, of 52 years, and 5 children (Linda, Judy, Bonnie, James, Lynn), 5 grandchildren (Jonathon, Amy, Crissy, Sarah, Samantha), and 3 great grandchildren (Dylan, Drew, Natalia). He is also survived by his brothers Allen and Theodore. He was preceded in death by his parents James T. Cozby and Ella Clark, as well as his sister Donna Glenn.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held in Elko, Nevada, on Saturday, June 25, 2016 with his family and friends.