William V. Cox

William V. Cox, 82, of Lawrence, previously of Des Moines, Iowa and Forsyth, Missouri passed away Monday, February 24, 2020, at his home. There are no services scheduled at this time, but inurnment will take place in the Spring at Center Grove Cemetery in Cambridge, Iowa.

William was born on September 1, 1937, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Clifford and Ella (Hopper) Cox.

He was an Army Veteran and a Master Mason with the Masonic Lodge.

He married Ruby Helen Gill on October 19, 1958 in Stingler, Oklahoma and she preceded him in death on December 18, 2019. He was also preceded in death by his parents and infant grandson, Tyler Wade Blythe.

Survivors include his children; Linda Watson, Tracey Boswell and husband Burton, Stephen V. Cox, three granddaughters; Heather Watson, Chelsea Salvo and husband Chris, Barbara Boswell, two great-granddaughters; Adeline Rae Salvo, Lillian June Salvo, brother, Donald J. Cox and wife Cynthia, niece, Courtney Smith and nephew, Creighton Cox.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

7 Condolences

  1. Jean Tripp on February 26, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Dear Linda, so very sorry hear you’d lost your father and so soon after your mother too. Take comfort knowing they are together in Eternal Life and still keeping a watchful eye on you. You know you call me if there is anything I can do to help.
    With love,
    Jean Tripp

  2. Angie Fry on February 26, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Linda & Your Family: I offer prayers & my condolences to you & hope you are able to find peace soon.
    Sending live & hugs
    Angie F.

  3. Lois Ann Dobbins on February 26, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    My Uncle Bill was wonderful and a Kind man. I loved him and my aunt so very much. I will miss them so very much. Fly high both of you. Maybe gone but never ever forgotten. R.I.P. Uncle Bill. Lois Ann

  4. Gloria Souza on February 27, 2020 at 6:45 am

    My heart goes out to you and your family. May your Daddy Rest In Heavenly Peace.y thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Don and Peggy Goldsberry on February 27, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    Linda, Tracey, and Steve you all have our heartfelt sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ????❤️

  6. Clayton C Cooper on March 2, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Bill was my Masonic Brother, friend and neighbor. Our Sympathy goes out to the family. He was a great man and will be sorely missed by all.

  7. Steve Martin on March 2, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Such an inspirational person. Our condolences

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