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George L. Cox, Jr.

George L. Cox, Jr.

1925-2018

George L. Cox, Jr., 93, died Thursday, February 1, 2018. 

He was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on January 31, 1925, to the late George Leo and Estelle Griner Cox. George was a decorated WWII veteran participating in 23 missions in the Western Theater as a bombardier in the B-26 Martin-Marauder. After 20 years of service, he retired as a Master Sargent in the U.S. Air Force, and later he retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Boston, Mass. George was an active member of the St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Danville, and a member of the American Legion Post, Stanford, KY.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Casey Cox of Danville, KY; one brother, Robert (Lorraine) Cox of Newton, Massachusetts; three sons, George (Kathy) Cox of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Stephen (Celia) Cox of Atlanta, Georgia, and Joseph (Susan) Cox of North Kingstown, Rhode Island; four daughters, Madeline Cox of Revere, Massachusetts, Peggy (Ron) Tudor of Lancaster, KY, Nancy (Kent) Glines of Lexington, KY, and Dian (Garry) Baker of Francestown, New Hampshire; twenty-seven grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. 

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his first wife, Louise Gomes Cox; three sisters; and one brother. 

The funeral mass will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 10, 2018, at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Danville. The Celebrant will be Father Alan Carter. The Reverend Jane Love, pastor of The Presbyterian Church, will also participate in the service. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, prior to the mass at the church.  Interment will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. 

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Brian Cox, Justin Campbell, Adam Stocker and Clay Stocker, with honorary pallbearers Chris Roller and Ron Tudor. 

Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Saufley Post #18. 

Memorial donations are suggested to Heritage Hospice or Danville-Boyle Co. Humane Society. 

The online guestbook is available at www.stithcares.com.