TROY - Raymond E. Cox, 70, of Troy, passed away 2:13 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. He was born Sept. 24, 1942, in Fairfield County, to the late Raymond E. and Jessie E. (Edwards) Cox. He was married to Helen L. Partington on June 4, 1988, at the United Methodist Church in Troy, and she survives.
Raymond also is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael E. and Elizabeth Cox of Troy and Timothy H. and Carol Cox of Tipp City; one daughter and companion, Susan M. Anderson and Chad L. Mumford of New Carlisle; two step-sons and step-daughters-in-law, Steve and Tina McKee of Troy, Gary and Janice McKee of West Carrollton; two step-daughters and step-son-in-law, Terri and Scott Salmons of Navarre, Fla., and Cathy Bice and her companion Dave Larger of Troy; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Larry R. and Joyce Cox of Mesquite, Texas; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Donna J. Groce.
Raymond was a 1961 graduate of Lancaster High School. He was a member of the Troy Fish and Game Club in Troy. He was an Air Force Veteran and served his country from 1962 to 1966. He retired from Schwan Sales as a product manager after 28 years of service and was a bus driver for three years with Troy City Schools. For his hobbies, he enjoyed gardening and fishing.
A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A military graveside service will be held by the Veterans Memorial Honor Guard of Troy in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society in his memory. Condolences may be left for the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com