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William Cox

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

William Benjamin "Bill" Cox, 64, of 445 Groveland Ave., Creve Coeur, was born June 7, 1943, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Toby Francis and Grace Ruby Parker Cox, and died at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2007, at his home.

He was married to Anice Nell Durham on Dec. 26, 1969, in Bernie.

Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Cynthia Jo Cox of Peoria, Roberta Kay Clark of Dexter, Teresa Ann Page of Newton, Iowa, and Cathy Lynn Pinsanor of Perryville; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; five brothers, John Cox of St. Charles, Jim Cox of Ottumwa, Iowa, Toby Cox, Jr., of Centerville, Iowa, Jerry Cox of Bloomington, Iowa, and Richard Cox of Oscaloosa, Iowa; and two sisters, Francis Snow of Kingman, Ariz., and Fannie Lind of Ottumwa, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by one son, William Eric Cox on Dec. 13, 2001; and one sister.

Bill had been a truck driver since 1976, last working for Frate Service in Spring Bay. Previously, he had worked for Schmidgall Transfer in Morton for 13 years.

His funeral was held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel. Visitation was held one hour prior to the funeral.

Interment followed in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Chapel Baptist Church, 106 Grant Road, Marquette Heights, Ill. 61554.

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