Cleveland Sylvester "Ed" Cox

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SIDNEY - Cleveland "Ed" Sylvester Cox, 79, 325 S. Highland Ave., died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 1:34 p.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital of an apparent stroke.
He was born April 28, 1933, in Jellico, Tenn., the son of the late Harry and Maggie (Caddell) Cox. He married Frankie Wilson in 1953 and she died in 1986. He was later married to Sally McNeilan and she died in 1997.
Surviving is his special companion, Ann Wise; three daughters, Vicki Coburn, of Bartow, Fla., Connie Wilson and husband, Rodney, of Sidney, and Sherry Wade, of Sidney; nine grandchildren, Chad Wilson, of Sidney, Amanda Siebert, of Sidney, Dereck Ayers, of Jahneta, Fla., Kelli Renew, of Tampa, Fla., Darren Coburn, of Sidney, Kayli Coburn, of Sidney, April King, of Sidney, Jeremy Wade, of Sidney, and Brandon Cox, of Aurora, Colo.; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Rickey W. Cox; one sister and two brothers.
Mr. Cox had worked at Wagner Manufacturing for many years and then worked at LeRoi Dresser in Sidney as a laborer for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.
He loved to dance and loved nature. He was a member of the Salvation Army, Sidney American Legion, Sidney AMVETS, Sidney VFW, Wapakoneta Eagles and the Celina Moose.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home, Sidney, by Pastor Charles Jarrett. Burial will follow with full military honors at Shelby Memory Gardens, Sidney.
Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home from noon until the hour of service on Wednesday.
Condolences may expressed to the Cox family at the funeral home's website,


Published in Sidney Daily News on Dec. 16, 2012
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