He was born in Cleveland on Sept. 2, 1937, to the late Allan A. and Blanche O’Neal Shugart.
He graduated in the class of 1956 from Bradley County High School and then went on with the encouragement of dearest friend, Bob Overstreet, to write and publish The Complete Price Guide to Watches. This publication was known worldwide. In addition to these, he will forever be remembered as a loving spouse, father, grandfather and friend.
In addition to his mother and father, he is preceded in death by one stepson, Thomas Owen.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 37 years, Martha Shugart; two sons, Cooksey G. Shugart III (Lona) of Cleveland and Corey Lee Shugart (Robin) of Maryland; two sisters, Peggy Lazenby of Opelika, Ala. and Janey Moody of Johnson City; one brother, Frederick Shugart of Cleveland; and four grandchildren: Amber Shugart, Derek Shugart, Tyler Shugart and Christopher Shugart.
A celebration of his life is planned for Friday afternoon, May 17, 2013, at 2 at Michigan Avenue Baptist Church located at 2741 Benton Pike in Cleveland with Pastor Larry Bryant officiating. The family will receive friends at the church Friday afternoon from 1 until service time.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Cooksey or your personal condolences with his family at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Shugart family with these arrangements.