FRANKLIN C. COX, 80, Arcola, IL passed away at 1:53 A.M. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon, IL
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Edwards Funeral Home. Rev. Jess Adams will officiate. Burial with Military Rites conducted by the Mattoon VFW will be held in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until services time on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the funeral home.
Frank was born on March 31, 1935 in Hindsboro, IL. He was a son of Louis T. and Ruth L. (Wendell) Cox. He married Barbara L. Janes on July 25, 1957 in Arcola, IL. She passed away on August 4, 2013.
Survivors include one son, Rick Cox of Arcola, IL; one daughter, Teri Bickel and her partner, Brian Hackler of Charleston, IL; four grandchildren, Brandon Gibson of Arcola, IL, Shay Gibson and his wife Jessica of Arcola, IL, Micah Rader and her husband David of Shelbyville, IL, Austin Bickel and his fiancé, Cassie Storm of Charleston, IL and Shelby Tate and her husband Keith of Sullivan, IL and three great-grandchildren, Caden Gibson, Taylor Marie Gossard, Adrianne Rader and Aubry Tate.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Cathy Gibson, one brother, William Cox and one sister, Wilma Fonner.
Frank was an Army Veteran.
Frank was a member of the Arcola United Methodist Church. He was a life member of the Mattoon VFW and he was a life member of the Mattoon, American Legion.
He had worked at the University of Illinois for 11 years, Cabot in Tuscola, IL for 10 years and he retired from Kraft in Champaign, IL with over 19 years of service.
Frank liked to tinker around in his garage working on lawn mowers and visiting with neighbors.
Memorials may be made to the Arcola United Methodist Church.