Glenn R. Cox, 82, of Norris City passed away at 10:50 p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2019. He was born in Omaha, IL the son of Orvil and Opal (Phipps) Cox. Glenn married Yvonne Doerner on December 17, 1966. He worked as a contractor for the Department of Defense where he was a Senior Procurement Officer. Glenn was a part of the US. Weapons Command, U.S. Armament Munitions and Chemical Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL and later with the U.S. Strategic Defense Command, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
Glenn was a 50 plus year member of the Omaha Masonic Lodge #714 where he was a Past Master and a member of Omaha General Baptist Church. He also served on the Illinois Council of Developmental Disabilities and was a founding member and served 12 years on the Board of Directors of Coleman Tri-County Services. Glenn was a passionate gardener, enjoyed bird watching, was an avid reader, and loved being a grandpa.
Surviving Glenn are his wife of 52 years, Yvonne; a daughter, Lara Bishop of Norris City; a son, Harold Cox of Norris City; four grandchildren, Courtney Bullock, Ashleigh (Evan) Bishop-Whalum and Logan and Ryan Cox; a great-granddaughter, Alexandra Bullock; brother, Orvil Cox, Jr. of Hazelwood, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Alta Lee Welch, Delores Ledford, Judith Batteiger and Cheryl Sue Halat.
Funeral services for Glenn R. Cox, 82, of Norris City will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City. Burial will be in Palestine #2 Cemetery in Omaha. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Glenn’s memory to Post-Polio Health International, 4207 Lindell Blvd, Suite 110, St. Louis, MO 63108-9816 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.
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