Virgil D. Cox, 79, of Hardy died Sept. 15, 2002, at his home.
Born Nov. 29, 1922, in Sullivan County, Ind., he was the son of Nobel Cox and Gurtrude Hale Cox. He married Bernadene Near Dec. 8, 1943. He was a staff sergeant of the 749th Tank Battalion in the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was employed by Northwest Steel and Wire Company in Sterling, Ill., as a scrap iron burner, and was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include two sons -- Brad Cox of Rockford, Ill., and Greg Cox of Hardy; three brothers -- Russell Cox of Buck Town, Ind., Bill Cox of Crown Point, Ind., and Nick Cox of Meriom, Ind.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife on April 15, 1999.
The funeral was Sept. 19 at Newkirks Chapel in Dugger, Ind., with the Rev. John Rooker officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Dugger.