Joseph Eubank Cosby, 56, of 836-13th St., Newport News, died at 3am Sunday in Patrick Henry Hospital after a long illness.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Newport New, and was the son of the late Robert Leland and Nellie Eubank Cosby.
Mr. Cosby was a member of the Orcutt Ave. Baptist church and the extension department of the Sunday school.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Edgar L Nettles of Newport News, and two nieces.
Graveside services will be held at 11 am Tuesday in Greenlawn Cemetery, the Rev. Herman T. Stevens, D. D., pastor emeritus of Orcutt Ave. Baptist Church, officiating.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memoriums be sent to Patrick Henry Hospital.