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Thomas Mills Cox

1920 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Thomas Mills Cox Obituary
THOMAS MILLS COX was born on March 25, 1920 in Michigan City, Indiana to Rogers and Francis Cox. A proud veteran of the United States Army, Thomas fought in the Pacific and toured in the Philippines and Japan, returning home at the end of World War II in 1945. When he returned to the States, he continued his higher education at Washington & Lee University, and later attended Stanford Law School. In 1951, he began practicing law as the Deputy District Attorney for Riverside County, eventually becoming the City Attorney for both the city of Hemet and San Jacinto. A valued member of his community, Thomas was a member of the Hemet Masonic Lodge, San Jacinto Masonic Lodge, and the Ramona Shriners and Hemet Rotary Club where he served as President of both. During his presidency in the Rotary, he was also an active participant of the Paul Harris Foundation. Dedicated to serving, he was also a devout Christian. When he and his wife, Joy, moved to Hemet in 1951, they became members of the Pilgrim Congregational Church. They later attended the Mission Episcopal Church and the Church of the Good Shepherd. Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Joy, and six children, Tom of Spokane, Washington, Jim of Indian Wells, California, John of Los Angeles, California, Sherry of San Diego, California, Mary Ellen of Windsor, California, and Caroline of La Mesa, California. In honor of Thomas' legacy and contributions to the valley he dearly loved, a celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Episcopal Church with Masonic presence, located at 308 E. Acacia Ave., Hemet, CA 92543 and he will be respectfully laid to rest at San Jacinto Valley Cemetery, San Jacinto, California with Hemet San Jacinto Masonic Lodge conducting graveside services.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 25, 2016
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