Loren Cox

Born: Sat., Nov. 7, 1925
Died: Thu., Jan. 16, 2014


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 21, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Jan. 22, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Loren Cox, 88, of Peoria, IL., formerly of  Willow Hill, Illinois died about 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2014 at his residence in Peoria, Illinois.

Loren was born on November 7, 1925, in Oblong Township, Crawford County, Illinois to the late Freeman and Mary (Lockhart) Cox. He married Marilyn J. Waid on September 4, 1948 in Oblong, IL.  She preceded him in death on May 9, 1986.  

He was a veteran of the Navy and served from 1941-1944 on the LST 743.  He received the American Area Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Area Ribbon 3 Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon 1 Star, and World War 2 Victory Ribbon.  Loren was employed by Marathon Oil Company for 34 years having retired in 1984. He enjoyed hunting and fishing for most of his life.

Loren is survived by three daughters, Janell (Michael) Beach, Stone, England; Brenda Cox, Roanoke, Illinois; and Marla Carroll, Peoria, Illinois; two grandchildren, Colin Beach, Phoenix, Arizona and Andrea Beach, London, England; one sister-in-law, Lola Cox, Casey, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, five brothers, Rex, Ova, Loy, Guy, Clem, and one sister, Elsie Wiley.

The visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois  The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the funeral home, with graveside service at the Oblong Cemetery.  Military rites will be conducted by the Oblong American Legion Post #219.

An expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, or any animal shelter of your choice, with envelopes at or may be mailed to: Pulliam Funeral Home, P. O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois  62449.

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Jo Wachtel
   Posted Thu January 16, 2014
You know that my heart is with you all. It's hard to lose a parent, much less the remaining one. He was so proud of each one of you. Just know that your dad will always be with you in spirit.

Becky Parman Cauldwell
   Posted Fri January 17, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with Jan, Brenda and Marla during this difficult time. Your father will be greatly missed.

Vickie Perkins
   Posted Mon January 20, 2014
My sincere sympathy on the loss of your Dad. I was the receptionist in
the Dr. Yassin's office in Robinson, where your Dad always made my day
when he was there. He was so pleasant and a grand since of humor. Very
respectful and always so complementary to me. Always a story.
Please know my prayers and many thoughts are with you in your loss.

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