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Rev. Charles (Buddy) Coss

September 04, 2022
Charles Douglas "Buddy" Coss was born November 27, 1941 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Charles A. and Mary Elizabeth (Baird) Coss.  Buddy passed away August 31, 2022 at the age of 80 in his home in Edison, Georgia under hospice care.
Buddy attended school in Nashville, Tennessee and graduated from Central High School.  He also attended Lipscomb University.  Buddy attended Emory Course of Study in Atlanta and Georgia Pastor's School of Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island, Georgia.
In November, 1997 he met Gloria Yockers and were married in November, 1998.
While working at IAP-Port of Brunswick, he received the call to pastor two churches.  This is when our journey began with the Methodist church.  He has pastored churches in Waresboro-Waycross, Baxley and then Edison, Arlington and Vincent.  Buddy was the happiest when he was preparing sermons and taking care of his churches.
Buddy is survived by his wife of the home, Gloria.  Children:  Debbie (Steve) Antes and Christopher Coss of Tennessee.  Stepchildren:  Patrick Yockers, Brunswick, Georgia, TSgt Nathan (Kelly) Yockers, JBER, Arkansas, Anastasia Kosowski, Jacksonville, FL
Brother:   Robert (Donna) Coss, Nashville, Tennessee; Sister:  Diane (James) Stinson, Dickson, Tennessee.
Mother-in-law; Esther Beaushaw, Beloit, Kansas
Grandchildren:  Matthew Antes, Joshua Antes, Robert Antes, Sarah Henry, Morghyn Yockers, Gryphon, and Kayla Kosowski.  Five
 great grandchildren. 
Services:  September 9, 2022 at Arlington UMC, Arlington, GA.  Visitation12-2 and Service 2 pm
Services:  September 24, 2022 at Baxley First UMC, Baxley, GA
Visitation 12-1 and Service 1 pm
Buddy loved his family, his church, and most of all the Lord.  He loved to fish at the St. Simons Pier and any pond available.  He will be greatly missed by everyone buy especially by his fur babies Gracie, Prissy, and Skeeter.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the Arlington Charge or Phoebe Hospice.

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