Wilbur “Roy” Cox, age 83, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Roy was employed as a metallurgist with Aro Corporation in Bryan, retiring with over 20 years of service. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War, a life member of the Bryan VFW Post 2489, a member of the Military Order of the Cooties Pup Tent 16, and First Brethren Church in Bryan. Roy never knew a stranger and was a good neighbor to all.
Wilbur Roy Cox was born on January 20, 1930, in Ovapa, Clay County, West Virginia, the son of Albert Wilber and Lula Dicie (Griffin) Cox. He married Patricia Ann (Braun) on March 22, 2008, in Bryan and she survives.
Roy is also survived by a son, Charles (Suzanne) Cox, of Rossford, Ohio and their children, Kevin M. Cox, of San Mateo, California and Daniel (Shali) Cox, of Clyde, Ohio; a son, Kevin L. (Vicki) Cox, of Mesa, Arizona and their children, Nicholas, Travis, Valerie, Bethany and Brienna Cox, all of Mesa, Arizona; a daughter, Kelly (Kevin) Moe, of Oberlin, Ohio and their children, Olivia and Kyle Moe, both of Oberlin, Ohio; a daughter, Jennifer Cox, of Bryan and her son, Austin Melnyk, also of Bryan; 2 great grandchildren and four sisters, Flora Faye Ashley, of Orlando, Florida, Anna M. (Tom) Wilson, of Wooster, Ohio, Lois June (Edgar) Witt, of Red House, West Virginia and Nellie Jean Payne, of Parkersburg, West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents; step father, Patrick S. Hamrick; first wife, Dorothy Jean (Reed) Cox on August 10, 1958; second wife, Darla May (Morton) Cox on January 25, 2003; a brother, Richard Harold Cox and an infant brother.
Funeral services for Wilbur Roy Cox will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, Ohio, with Pastor Wayne Gropp officiating. Interment will follow in Brown Cemetery, with grave side military rites conducted by Bryan V.F.W. Post #2489. Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Sunday, November 10, 2013, from 2:00-8:00 p.m.
Memorials in the name of Wilbur Roy Cox may be given to First Brethren Church in Bryan.