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COX, Samuel Earl 87, of Trenton, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at his residence. He was born on August 10, 1925 in Blaize, Kentucky to Sam & Mary (Lewis) Cox. He served our country during WW II in the Marine Corps., in the South Pacific, where he was a highly decorated Marine receiving the Purple Heart and Marine Corp. Medal for heroism. He was the owner and operator of Cox Plumbing, where he was a master plumber and Middletown Theaters Inc. He built the Starglow Drive Inn in 1955, owned the Dixie Cruise Inn Theater in the 1970's along with the Colonial and Studio Theater and in 1978 built the Town East Cinema that opened in 1979 with Superman and Any Which Way But Loose. He also was a life time member of the Presidential Club of the Ohio State University, the NRA, the RNC, the Marine Corps. League, the American Legion and DAV both of Middletown. He raised World Champion Quarter Hoses, Cutting horses along with his pride and joy Stallion Hollywood Smoke aka "Gunner". He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Elmo, Arnold and Ray Cox. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Joy (Sexton) Cox; sons, Victor (Linda) Cox and Tom (Jennifer) Cox; daughters, Karen (Stu) Aldridge, Jolene (George) Vick, Tammy Middletown and Tonya Elkins; 14 Grandchildren; 20 Great -Grandchildren; brother, Ronald Cox and sister, June Carder. The Family would like to express a special "Thank you" to Hospice of Butler and Warren County. Visitation will be on Saturday, February 23 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Buckeye Baptist Church with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 1:00 pm with Rev. David Schenk officiating. Interment will be at the Butler County Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family @ www.bakerstevensparramore.com
Published in Journal-News on Feb. 22, 2013