Funeral services for Hollis Vernon Cox, Jr, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2019 at Our Redeemer Cemetery, Afton, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Cox passed away at 5:10 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at his home.
He was born May 24, 1937, at St. Louis, Missouri, to Hollis Vernon Cox, Sr. and Edith Mae Riggs Cox. On August 11, 2007, he was married at Hardy, Arkansas, to Susan Larue. Mr. Cox was a veteran, having served in the United States Army where he was a Military Policeman and received commendations for being a sharpshooter in both rifle and pistol and marksmanship. Before his retirement, Pete was a machinist at Western Wire Products Co., St. Louis, Missouri. He was an old machinist and was a perfectionist in any projects he worked on. Pete loved his family and friends and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Cox was a Mason.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Cox, of the family home; one daughter, Sharon Ashley and husband, William, Beebe, Arkansas; three step-children, Michelle Everhardt, Kelly Mosher and James Mosher, III; seven grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
His parents, one daughter, Donna Cox and one son, Hollis Vernon “Chuck” Cox, III, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to OMC Cancer Treatment Center and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.