William A. Cox Jr., 85, of Grove Hill died May 9, 2010 at a local hospital.
He was born Aug. 23, 1924. He was a native of Jefferson County. He was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. He was a Mason and a member of the Hueytown Masonic Lodge. He was a World War II veteran while serving in the United States Navy. He was employed as a millwright with U.S. Steel.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Cox, Grove Hill; one son, Greg (Judy) Cox, Hueytown; one daughter, RoseAnne Ellison, Hueytown; two brothers, Thomas (Donnice) Cox, Chelsea, Charles (Ann) Cox, Mobile; two sisters, Katherine ( Jim) Hensley, Richmond, VA, Jean (Jimmy) Greene, Raleigh, NC.
The service was May 11 at 11 a.m. at Lathan Funeral Home Chapel in Grove Hill with Rev. Lee Merck officiating. Burial was in the Magnolia Lawn Cemetery in Grove Hill. An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes. com.
Active pallbearers were Joe Milstead, Michael Gregory, Jason Garrick, Zachary Dronet, Ryan Michael Cox, Thomas Michael Cox and Wayne Garrick.