Henry M. Cox, age 87, of Bowling Green passed away Feb. 9, 2014 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Dawn Marie Turner officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, with military rites being conducted by VFW post 5553 and Missouri Military Honors. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the funeral home.
Henry was born April 13, 1926 in Bowling Green, the son of Henry Clayton and Elvira Ball Morris Cox. On Oct. 15, 1966 he married Delcie Mathews in Bowling Green. She survives. Other survivors include six sons Steven (Butch) Cox and wife Debbie Ann, David (Pete) Cox and wife Julie, James (Jamie) Cox and wife Nancy, Randall (Randy) Lawrence, Keith Lawrence and wife LeaAnn, all of Bowling Green, and Bruce Lawrence and wife Lisa of Louisiana; three daughters Debbie Moss, Vicki Feldmann and husband Joe, all of Bowling Green, Stacy Dean and husband Terry of Seattle, Wash.; twenty-eight grandchildren; thirty-three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Cox was preceded in death by his parents, sister Dora (Dode) Nelson; grandson Aaron Lawrence; and son-in-law Larry Moss.
Henry was a member of the First Christian Church in Bowling Green, a Tec4 in the US Army during WWII, and worked for SW Bell as a lineman, then as an electrician for Hercules for 22 years. After retiring from Hercules, he helped build the Callaway Plant for five years, worked for Don’s Pest Control for a while, and then worked as a self-employed electrician. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #5553, loved bowling, and playing horse shoes. Henry was a woodworker, craftsman, Rock Hound, and loved making jewelry, playing guitar, dancing, and telling stories and jokes. His favorite hobby was his family.
Serving as pallbearers were Butch Cox, Pete Cox, Jamie Cox, Randy Lawrence, Keith Lawrence, and Bruce Lawrence. Honorary pallbearers will be all the grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Veterans Recognition Program- Honor Flight.
Online condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.