George Fredrick Cox, age 82, a resident of Fort Scott, died Sunday, April 8, 2007 at Mercy Health Center. He was born October 13, 1924 in Fort Scott, the son of Roy Basil Cox and Nellie Cyota Cox. George married Margaret L. Phillips on January 19, 1946 in Fort Scott. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II. He received the Bronze and Silver Star, as well as, the Purple Heart from the battle of Luzon. He was a member of the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 V.F.W., the American Legion, and the Disable American Veterans. In his spare time, George enjoyed gardening, fishing, bowling and traveling. He was a member of the First Nazarene Church.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of the home; a son, Doug Cox and wife, Madge, Fort Scott; a daughter, Nancy Bowman and husband, Tolle, Fort Scott; two sisters, Dorothy Coleman, of Salem, Oregon, and Lavon Page, of Hiattville. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Sean Bowman, Curtis Bowman, Bradley Cox, Travis Cox and Rachel French; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Archie and Ed Cox.
Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 1p.m. at Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Scott Moore, the Rev. Alan Schellack and the Rev. Travis Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No.1165 V.F.W. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Nazarene Youth Group and may be left in care of Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.