Dale Cox, 58, of Gallipolis, Ohio, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012, at his residence after a short battle with cancer.
Dale was formerly from the Little Bullskin/Mercerville area. He was born March 4, 1954, in Apple Grove, West Virginia, the son of the late Willard and Geneva McGuire Cox. Dale was Janitor for Vinton Elementary School where he was very fond of all the children, staff and coworkers. In addition to working for Gallia County Local Schools, he subbed and worked in other schools, too.
Dale was a 1972 graduate of Hannan Trace High School. In his early years, he worked for Peaker Run, Burke-McGuire Coal Companies and at the HiLo Service Station on Eastern Ave. He attended Macedonia Church. He enjoyed fishing, flea markets and riding motorcycles. He liked telling jokes and teasing the kids.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Swindler Cox; a daughter, Dalberta Cox; and two grandsons, Trenton and Justin Briggs. Additional survivors include three brothers and two sisters, Gearld (Wanda) Cox, John (Nancy) Cox, Richard (Sandy) Cox, and Shirley Stephens, all of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Sharon (Wade) Bishop of Jackson, Ohio; as well as several nieces, nephews and in-laws.
In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by a brother, Stanford, in May 2010.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012, at Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Wiseman officiating. Burial will follow in Mina Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2012.
Pallbearers will be Reed Bishop, Kevin Bloomer, Shawn Adkins, Frank Washington, Larry West and Carl Bing. Honorary pallbearers will be Trenton and Justin Briggs.
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