Benny Junior Cosner, 86, of Oakland died on Monday, October 5, 2020, at Dennett Road Manor. Born on July 7, 1934, in Oakland, he was the son of the late Howard E. and Zela (Burgess) Cosner.
Benny was a veteran of the United Stated Air Force. In earlier years, he had delivered propane and worked as a machinist. Benny retired as a coal miner.
He is survived by his children, Stephen Cosner and wife Janet of Red House, Cheryl Cruey and husband Greg of North Tazwell, VA, and Nancy Cosner; grandchildren, Emily Nelson and husband Robbie, Sarah Lantz and husband Evan, Jennifer McCroskey and husband Joey, and Holly Cosner; great grandchildren, Nolan and Lucas Nelson, Eliana Lantz, Molly and Owen McCroskey; five step-grandchildren; a brother, Sam Cosner of Russelville, KY; sisters, Edith Griffith of Roanoke, VA, Cora Stroud of Culpeper, VA, Patricia Gordon of Front Royal, VA, Barbara Milam of Crab Orchard, WV, Norma Sommers of Conneaut Lake, PA and Linda Evans of Oakland; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, R. Jane (Park) Cosner; eight sisters, Violet Michaels, Dorothy Curry, Mae Gordon, Edna Miller, Annabelle Workman, Grace Cosner, Rose Cosner and Blanche Lindsey; and four brothers, David, Homer, Arthur and Elmer Cosner.
Visitation and service will be private. A public graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 2 PM in the Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Sam Moon officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the combined honor guard of the Oakland American Legion Post #71 and the Deer Park VFW Post #10077. Face masks and social distancing are required and we ask that if you are ill, you please stay home and visit with the family at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fairview Church of the Brethren, 81 Althouse Hill Rd, Oakland, MD 21550 or the Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.
The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland is honored to be serving the Cosner family.