United Township High School Class Of 1960


George Cox

George A. Cox, 69, of Orion, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at First Evangelical Free Church, Moline. There will be a visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Burial will be at Western Township Cemetery, Orion. Memorials may be made to New Kingdom Trailriders or to First Evangelical Free Church, where he was a member.

George was born on March 5, 1942, in Rock Island, the son of Nelson and Bernyce Shafer Cox. After his mother's death, he was raised by his father's second wife, Emmalyne, who he loved as a mother. He married Joan Watters on April 13, 1963, in Moline.

Before retiring he was the vice president of Engineering and Marketing for Alimak Hek. George has served as a trustee and financial secretary for First Evangelical Free Church and volunteered for New Kingdom Trailriders. He was an avid woodworker.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Cox; children, Rhonda Cox, Gerald Cox, Leigh Ann (Chad) Stropes, David (Jennifer) Cox; grandchildren, Hope, Paige and Chance Stropes, Emmalyne and Alexander Cox; brother, Larry Cox; sister, Rosetta Carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jackie Gustafson; brother, David Cox.



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