Ronnald Roy Cossey

Ronnald Roy Cossey

September 1947 ~ March 2021

Ronnald was born in Eureka, CA to Roy and Ella Cossey and passed away at the age of 73.

Ronn is survived by his wife Carol Cossey; children Jaimie (Kelly) Cossey and Chad (Jamie Lynn) Cossey; four grandchildren CJ Cossey, Noah Cossey, Brody Cossey and Brittany (Don) Fowzer; mother Ella Brown and brother Allan (Donna) Patton. He was preceded in death by his father Roy Cossey.

Ronn focused his life on being a role model husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He taught by example and to that end, raised a strong loving family alongside his wife of 51years. Ronn enjoyed a colorful and productive existence, and likely lived three lifetimes in his 73 years. He was a decorated veteran of the United States Army and served in the Vietnam conflict courageously, earning three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. He was a published author and co-author of NamRaq, a book which brilliantly and graphically allowed a peek into both the Vietnam War and Desert Storm from the perspective of the combatant.

In addition, Ronn was an avid “hot rod” enthusiast and builder, loved firearms and humbly bragged about his family any chance he had.

He was and always will be a counselor to all of us, and the patriarch of his family. The warrior has become the angel. Rest easy Dad, we have it from here.

Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Private military services will be held.


  • Deni Groom March 9, 2021 6:26 pm

    Ronn was the brother I would have wished for. A life well lived and well loved. Heaven is a better place because you are there but we will forever miss you here. Till we meet again, find us an isolated beach up there where we can listen to music and read. Hugs and love for eternity.

    • Chad Cossey March 10, 2021 4:27 am

      Our families have been together almost since their inceptions. We will always love you. Thank you.

  • Joel R Pace March 10, 2021 2:13 am

    It is hard to put into words the love and respect I have for this man. He called me Son and I called him Pops. He was a constant pillar of honor and courage in our lives an will continue to be.
    Pops I know you are feasting in Valhalla now among your fellow warriors & brothers but I sure do miss you.
    Until we meet again, I love you.

  • Tim & Tracy Van Fleet March 10, 2021 4:14 am

    To the Cossey Family;
    Beautiful words for a life well lived. We are so deeply sorry for your loss.

  • Joel R Pace March 10, 2021 7:03 am

    Pops you were a second father to me. A constant reminder of honor and love of family. I don’t believe we ever had a conversation where we didn’t laugh. I kick myself in the ass for not visiting more often. We had so many great conversations about hot rods and music .
    Show em how to party in Valhalla. I will miss you until the day we meet again.

  • Conney March 11, 2021 8:17 pm

    Growing up with Ronnie (cousin) was a adventure. Thanks for the good times. Conney

  • Roy Desmore March 12, 2021 6:58 pm

    I knew the Cossey family when they lived in Houma. I was good friends with Jaimie and Chad. Sorry to hear of Mr Ronn’s passing.

  • carl crook March 12, 2021 9:17 pm

    you will never be forgotten. love. carl and ronda

  • Roger Wise April 17, 2021 6:34 pm

    I remember the day that Ronn and i went on the mission where he was awarded the Silver Star, like it was yesterday

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