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Kenneth Merle Cox, Taylor County, KY (1936 - 2014)

He was the patriarch of a very large, respected family. He was a native of Jefferson County, KY, a former resident of Taylor County, KY, and was a resident of Jefferson County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Walter Cox and Cora Herron Cox. His wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Willis Cox, survives. He leaves 75 direct and 1 step living descendants. He professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired carpenter.
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Kenneth Merle Cox, 77 of Louisville, KY, formerly of Taylor County, KY died at 6:42pmET, Saturday, January 4, 2014 in Louisville.

Funeral services will be at 12:30pmCT/1:30pmET, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY by Bro. Harold Temple. Burial will be in he Feathersburg Church of God Cemetery, Adair County, KY. Visitation will be 3pm-7pmCT/4pm-8pmET, Friday, January 10, 2014, at the funeral home.

Kenneth Merle Cox, Taylor County, KY (1936 - 2014)

Kenneth Merle Cox was the son of the late Walter Cox and Cora Herron Cox. He was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, on Wednesday, September 16, 1936. He died Saturday, January 4, 2014 in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 77 years, 3 months, and 18 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith.

He was a retired carpenter.

He united in marriage to Elizabeth Willis November 19, 1954.

Besides his wife, Elizabeth Inez Cox, he is survived by the following:
  • Three daughters and seven sons: Audrey Kay Cox Clark of Crystal Lake, Illinois; Sharon Lynn Cox of McHenry, Illinois; Patty Ann Cox of Burwin, Illinois; Phillip Harold Cox of Roselle, Illinois; Jeffrey Allen Cox of Crystal Lake, Illinois; Robert Merle Cox of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Charles Edward Cox, Rickey Lee Cox, Mickey Ray Cox, and Billy Ray Cox of Louisville, KY

  • One step-daughter: Barbara Shirley Cooper of Taylorsville, Kentucky

  • Twenty-eight grandchildren

  • Thirty-seven great-grandchildren

  • Three sisters: Sylvia Combs of Louisville and Mildred Shofner and Wanda Dillinger of Summersville

  • Many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers: Geneva Cox, Aline Keown, Haskell Cox, David Cox, William L. Cox, Eldridge Arvin Cox, and one brother in infancy.

Send a condolence to the family of Kenneth Merle Cox

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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