Thursday, December 7, 2006

Dorsey Eugene Cox, 80, of Silver Spring, Md., passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at his home.

He was born March 30, 1926, in Cassville, the son of the late Otis and Mary Edith (Hawk) Cox, both of whom served as Barry County Circuit Clerk. He was united in marriage to Vandonia Payne in 1953.

He attended school at Pasley and Cassville, graduating in 1944 from Cassville High School. The family operated the first Daylight Donut shop in Cassville. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force for two years until the end of WWII. He was employed by the FBI for 32 years where he retired as accounting section administrator. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Cassville where he accepted Christ as his saviour at an early age. He was also a charter member of the Calverton Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. He loved to fish and camp and especially enjoyed his many trips back home to Cassville, Flat Creek and Roaring River.

survivors include: his wife, Vandonia; two sons, Randy Cox and his wife, Debbie, and Gregory Cox of the home; one daughter, Christine Valdes and her husband, Gilbert; three grandchildren, Kylene Cox, Rebecca and Megan Valdes; and one brother Jay Dean Cox.

There are several surviving cousins, nieces and nephews in this area including Jim Cox, Bill Cox, Jerry Cox, Mary Easley, Frances Cox Preddy and Charles Thompson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wallen and Harlan; three sisters, Lavera, Willie Jewel and Ruth.

Funeral services were held Nov. 29, 2006, at Calverton Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Md., and burial was near Eldersburg, Md. Paid Obit.