Born 11-29-1922 -- Died 9-15-2002
Virgil D. Cox, 79, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 15, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1922 in Sullivan County, Ind., the son of the late Nobel Cox and the late Gurtrude (Hale) Cox. He was married on Dec. 8, 1943, to Bernadene (Near) Cox, who preceded him in death on April 15, 1999. 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, Ark.; 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.Services were Sept. 19, 2002, at Newkirks Chapel. in Dugger, Ind., with Rev. John Rooker officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Dugger, Ind., with local arrangements under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service, Inc. of Hardy, Ark.