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Rodney Franklin Cox, 81, Taylor Co., KY (1935-2016)

He was a Christian and attended Elk Horn Tabernacle. He was retired from Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, KY and became known as the handyman of Elk Horn. He was a native of Taylor County, a resident of the county at the time of his death and will be laid to rest in Elk Horn Cemetery. He was the son of the late Edgar & Nellie Mae Watson Cox, and the widower of Margrie Thompson, his wife of over 53 years. He leaves a host of direct living descendants.
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Rodney Franklin Cox, 81, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 12:02amCT, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in Campbellsville.

Funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET, Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY by Rev. Dale Curry. Burial will be in Elk Horn Cemetery. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Friday, June 24, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Rodney Franklin Cox, 81, Taylor Co., KY (1935-2016)

Rodney Franklin Cox was the son of the late Edgar Cox and Nellie Mae Watson Cox. He was born March 24, 1935, in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 81 years, two months, and 29 days.

He professed faith in Christ and attended Elk Horn Tabernacle.

He was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville and was later known as the neighborhood handyman.

He united in marriage to Margrie Thompson October 22, 1955. She preceded him in death October 19, 2009.

He is survived by the following:
  • Two sons and one daughter: Kennie Cox and Paul Cox and fiancee, Deborah Sullivan, all of Campbellsville, KY; and Rhonda Gail Greene and husband, Reggie of Tucson, Arizona

  • Eight grandchildren: Trenton Cox, Victoria Cox, Tanner Cox, Kevin Parker, Shannon Algusta, Tony Parker, Jason McQuarie and Madisen Sullivan

  • Several great-grandchildren

  • One brother: Charles Russell Cox and wife, Nellie Mae of Elk Horn, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends

  • He was preceded in death by four sisters: Opal Wood, Ruby Wood, Regina Gabehart and Ina Spalding. ] Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to Taylor County SPCA or the National Audubon Society and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. Send condolences to the family of Rodney Franklin Cox

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

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