Obituary of Rev. William F. Cox III ~ 2008
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Rev. William F. Cox III passed away Thursday December 18, 2008 at Hospice of Rutherford County. Mr. Cox was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 31, 1929 and was a son of the late William F. Cox II and Frances Duval Cox. He was a member of Marion Christian & Missionary Alliance Church. He retired as a Missionary and Southeast Regional Director from BCM International having served primarily in the Southeastern United States. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served during the Korean War. A son William Franklin Cox IV preceded Mr. Cox in death.
Left to cherish Rev. Cox’s memory is his wife of 54 years, Patricia Rainey Cox of the home; two children: Karen Rice and her husband Kent of East Petersburg, PA and Matthew Duval Cox and his wife Jenni of Spring Creek, PA; one sister, Barbara Remy and her husband Michel of Cape May, NJ; eight grandchildren: Rebecca, Hannah, Morgan, Megan, Kensey, Lydia, Emily and Jonathan.
A memorial service was held on Sunday December 21, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Marion Christian and Missionary Alliance Church with Rev. Paul Adelgren officiating. Military honors were provided by the U.S. Navy.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday December 24, 2008 Volume 14 # 51