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William “Bill” Cox, Sr. October 31, 1930 - February 19, 2020

William “Bill” Cox

William “Bill” Cox, age 89, passed away on February 19, 2020, in the comfort of his own home.

Bill was born in Williamsburg, KY to William Bascom and Martha Frances Cox. Bill married Patricia Cox of Hamilton, Ohio. Bill, known to many as “Barber Bill”, was a master barber who owned and operated his own shop over 60 years. He served his country during the Korean War as a member of the Marine Corps. Bill was a member of VFW post 7340, was past commander of the American Legion post 683/513, and was a member of the ET Carson Masonic Lodge 598. Bill enjoyed picking his banjo, bluegrass and more than anything, spending time with his family.

Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years, Patricia Cox, children; Peggy (Richard) Earls, Vicki (Steve) Spaulding, William Nathaniel “Billy Bamm” Cox, Jr., and Michael (Alissa) Cox, grandchildren; Trisha (Matthew) Clark, Richard (Lindsay) Earls II, Addie Earls, David (Kelly) Spaulding, Steve Spaulding, Jason (Rachael) Spaulding, Sasha Fuller, Natalie Halcomb, Kathryn Cox and Michael Bascom Cox, and 18 great-grandchildren, siblings; Ruth Prewitt, Julia Hubbard, John P. (Blanche) Cox and Doris Cox, and many extended relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents William Bascom and Martha Frances Cox, granddaughter Ashley Pollitt, brothers; Denzil (Earlene) Cox, Ralph Cox, and Marvin (Janet) Cox, brothers-in-law Raymond Prewitt and Elijah Hubbard,

Visitation will be held Thursday, 27th of February, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM when services will begin, at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Chapel (2145 Compton Road, 45231). Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations can be directed to Queen City Hospice, the Dragonfly Foundation https://dragonfly.org/donate-now/, or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Online condolences can be left at www.AMGFuneralHome.com.

Map to the Garden of Restoration

Visitation will be held Thursday, 27th of February, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM when services will begin at:
Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Chapel
2145 Compton Road, 45231
Burial will follow at:
Arlington Memorial Gardens


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    Eldon + Mary Murray says

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was a nice guy whom we rented the house on Chambers street from. I know he will be missed.

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    Tori and James says

    We are very sorry for the family’s loss James Shryock has many memories of barber bill and he sounds like an amazing man. We will be there to say our final goodbye and we will continue to pray for everyone affected. love, Tori and James Shryock/ kids

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      Gerald Harper says

      Betty and I are really sorry to hear about your dad’s passing, he was truly one of a kind and I’ll always remember our conversations whenever he cut my hair! He also cut all of my brothers hair as well as our sons.
      Rest in Heaven Bill and thanks for your service to our country.

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    Kevin Haynes says

    So sorry for your loss! We are praying for you and your family in this time of tragedy! God Bless both you and your family!

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    Bob and Debbie Hoerst says

    So sorry for your loss Billy , prayers 🙏 for Comfort for you and your family.. God Bless Everyone

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    Benny and Terry Allen says

    We are so very sorry for your loss. It’s never easy to lose a loved one, but they are always with you. Keep him alive in your heart. He was so sweet and kind whenever I saw him and that’s what I will remember about him !! Your family is in our heart and prayers 🙏💙🙏

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    Janice & Larry Stadtmiller says

    Mike and Billy and Family,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Father he is a special Angel now and your memories will live on. So keep your family close and always love one another. RIH Mr. Cox you will be deeply missed.

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