Vernon Lee Cox

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Vernon Lee Cox, age 96, of Cameron, Missouri, died on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron. Born on February 20, 1928, in Chillicothe, Missouri, Vernon was the son of Frank and Sadie (Berry) Cox. He graduated from Chillicothe High School and served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1952 during World War II and the Korean War.

On June 22, 1951, he married Virginia Ileen Wood in Chillicothe. She passed away on May 21, 2020. Vernon worked for many years as a repairman at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He was a devout member of St. Munchin Parish in Cameron and held the rank of 32nd Degree Mason. He was also involved with the Abou Ben Adhem Shriners of Springfield, the Scottish Rite, the American Legion Pony Express Post 359 of St. Joseph, the Galmey VFW Post 9638 of Wheatland, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #49 of St. Joseph. His hobbies included fishing, bowling, and camping, and he was a fervent fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals.

Vernon is survived by his son, Steven Cox, and his wife, Nancy, of Cameron; his daughter, Glenda Cox (Bob Stanley) of Chillicothe; ten grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Virginia; one son, Ricky Don Cox; and two brothers, Charles and Earl Cox.

Graveside services will be conducted at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. There is no scheduled visitation. Friends may visit Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe on Monday, April 22, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and sent to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601.

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