PITTSFIELD - Freddie Leroy Cox, 83, of Pittsfield passed away surrounded by his family Sunday, March 23, 2014, at his home. Leroy was born on November 9, 1930, in Wessington, S.D., a son of Fred and Sarah Robinson Cox. He married Barbara Mock of Huntingdon, Pa., on April 9, 1954, in the Navy Chapel in Philadelphia, Pa. They would be celebrating their 60th anniversary in April.
Leroy proudly served in the United States Navy for four years during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Milton Community High School. During his life he was employed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Critic Feed, King Feed, International Harvester Implement, Pike County Work Activity Center and the City of Pittsfield as a park ranger.
Leroy enjoyed golfing, playing cards and the company of his family and friends. He will be remembered as a friendly character who always had a joke for everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Steven Cox of Pittsfield, Brian (Ann) Cox of Minneapolis, Minn., Joseph Cox of Mount Sterling and Kellie (Rob) Capps of St. Charles; his grandchildren, Stephanie McNealy, Justin Cox, Jason Cox, Amy Cox, Deidre Higgins and Clayton Capps; seven great-grandchildren, a sister, Phyllis Webster of Pleasant Hill; a brother, Carroll (Susan) Cox of Pittsfield; and several nieces and nephews. Leroy was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Keith Cox.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Brother Jerry Edison officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment will be at West Cemetery in Pittsfield.
Memorials are suggested to Blessing Hospice or Pike County Animal Shelter. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.
Niebur Funeral Home - Pittsfield
530 West Adams Pittsfield, IL 62363
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Mar. 25, 2014