|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1939|
|Death: ||Jul. 16, 2006|
Forrest James "Cowboy" Cox, age 66, of Yorkville, IL passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2006 at the Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL. He was born on August 11, 1939 in Wood River, IL, the son of Charles Burnett and Nellie (Koker) Cox.
Forrest was employed, for many years, as a machinist at Caterpillar, Inc. in Aurora, IL. He loved horses and was very active in the Kendall County Horse Show Association. Throughout his life, Forrest was also a farmer and was a member of the Kendall County Farm Bureau. He also cut firewood and sold golf carts. Forrest was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle who will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by his daughter, Angela Lynn (Paul) LaDue of Sheridan, IL; his grandchildren, Samantha Jo Cox, Amanda Paige Ladue and Cody William LaDue; his brothers and sisters, Leslie J. (Marguerite) Cox of Mt. Olive, IL, Ruby Puckery of Mapleton, Utah, Margaret F. Cox of East Alton, IL, Charlie B. (Sharon) Cox of Shorewood, IL, and Linda Andrews of Junction City, KA, now serving with the Army Air Force Exchange Service in Iraq; his special friend, Grayce M. (McGill) Lightfoot of CA, his adopted daughter and her family, Elaine (Mark) Smith and their children, Tyler and Tiffany Smith of Leland, IL; the son he never had, Jorge Yzeta of Yorkville, IL; his best friend, David Matlock; his close nephew of Norway, IL, Cecil Smith; as well as several other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Nellie Cox; his sisters, Vurble N. Smith and Ann Marie Wright; and his brother, Glen Edward Cox.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 410 E. Countryside Pkwy., in Yorkville, IL with Pastor Patrick K. Demerath officiating. Interment will follow in the Pavilion Cemetery in Yorkville, IL.
Friends my visit from 4:00 until 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, Yorkville, IL.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory. For information call 630-553-7611.
Charles Burnett Cox (1905 - 1960)
Nellie Koker Cox (1909 - 2002)
Vurble Nell Cox Smith (1929 - 1997)*
Margaret Frances Cox (1933 - 2012)*
Forrest James Cox (1939 - 2006)
Glenn Edward Cox (1941 - 1999)*
Maintained by: Jane
Originally Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: Aug 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15297053