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     Larry Joe Cox, age 68, of Lamar, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin following a short illness.

     Larry was born August 12, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri to Wilburn Edward and Maxine (Copelin) Cox.  In 1952, Larry moved with his family from Arkansas to Barton County. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1963 he began a fifty year career in the family saw mill business.  Larry quickly mastered his craft while working with his father and became the owner/operator of Cox & Son Lumber in 1980.  His customers easily became his friends and Larry will be remembered by many for his hospitality, quick wit, and ready smile.  He was a member of Lamar Elks Lodge.

     On December 25, 1963, Larry married Marlene Metcalf and she survives of the home.  Also surviving are two sons, Kenny Cox of Lamar and Terry (Carol) Cox of Jefferson City, Missouri; a daughter, Julie (Cory) Pitts of Lamar; a sister, Wilburta (Jim) Arrowood of  Napoleonville, Louisiana; five grandchildren, Hillary, Kealon, Kyler, Kaleb and Chloe; and a host of  good friends and neighbors.

     A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 17th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

Comments  

#8 Conroe TXUvyonne Cole 2014-04-14 21:36
Marlene,

I just found out about Larry, I was so shocked. I am sorry for your loss, words cannot express my feelings and sorrow. He was a jewel and will be missed by all. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you and family. May the Lord bless and be with you all.
#7 in LAMAR MOFOWLER FAMILY 2014-03-19 13:49
SINCERE prayers from us may JESUS BLESS and confront you all at this time of your needs. Jesus bless you all. Sincerely Perry & Ruby the Fowlers
#6 Arlene Marti 2014-03-18 17:17
Marlene I was shocked I didn't know he was ill My prayers are with you and the family
#5 Lamar, MOJoe Davis 2014-03-18 04:39
So sorry for your loss. Please let us know if you need anything.
#4 Joplin MOJon and Iola French 2014-03-18 04:06
Marlene, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#3 Max & Kathy Orahood 2014-03-16 17:58
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and my friend. We will all greatly miss Larry. May the good Lord watch over each and everyone of you.

Max E. Orahood
#2 Lamar, MoAlan Washburn 2014-03-16 16:25
Marlene and family: Our thoughts and prayers go out for your family. Larry was always a good friend and was always fun and very interesting to talk to. He always had a new slant of the discussions with his opinions and knowledge. I've always enjoyed visiting and doing business with Larry, Ken and Wilbur and the family. Larry also inherited Wilbur's inventiveness which was and always will be greatly admired. May God be with all of you.
#1 LamarDenzil Divine 2014-03-16 06:30
Marlene: You and your family will be in our prayers. So sorry to hear this about Larry, he will be greatly missed. May God comfort each of you at this time. Sorry I can't be at funeral but have appointment for Ron.

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