Emory Meador Cox, 84, of Mexico, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia.
Memorial Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at Martinsburg Community Church in Martinsburg. Military Honors will follow by the Martinsburg American Legion Post #552. Private burial will be in Benton City Cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday evening from 4-7 p.m. at Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico.
Emory was born June 9, 1935 in Benton City, the son of James T. and Nellie (Meador) Cox. He graduated in 1953 from Mexico High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he trained as an electrician.
On July 15, 1962 at Kentucky Road Christian Church in Mexico, he married Bonnie Lou Spurling. She survives.
Emory was a lifelong farmer. He was very diversified, raising cattle, hogs and sheep, and farming corn, soybeans and wheat.
Mr. Cox was a member of Martinsburg Community Church and had been on the church board, serving as president. He loved the church and would help in any way possible.
Emory had served on the Martinsburg Farmers Elevator Board and the Rural Water District #1 Board. He received the 2015 Dale H. Schnarre Rural Citizen Award from Audrain Agri-Business and was recently awarded being a 40 year member of the American Legion Post #552 in Martinsburg.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Cox of the home; three children, James Emory (Lisa) Cox of Mexico, Elise Kay Cox of Mexico and Chad William (Tammy) Cox of Star, Idaho; five grandchildren, Callie and Tucker Cox, Kamille Reynolds, and Kyler and Ashlyn Cox; one sister, Jane (Don) Shire of Mexico; and one sister-in-law, Nan Cox of Mexico.
Emory was preceded in death by one brother, Finley Cox.
Memorial donations may be made to the Martinsburg Community Church. They may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.
Online condolences may be left at www.arnoldfh.com