Carel Alvedore "Jack" Cox Jr., 95, of Parkersburg, passed away Oct. 17, 2013, at the Ohio Valley Health Care Center.
He was born April 28, 1918 in Wood County, a son of the late Carel A. Cox Sr. and Ethel DeVaughan Cox.
Jack was a self-employed carpenter having worked for various places. He enjoyed woodworking and had been a member of the West Augusta Historical and Geneological Society.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having attained the rank of Technical Sergeant. He served his country from March 10, 1941 and was Honorably discharged June 6, 1945, 45 days before the war ended. While serving in the Army, he received the Good Conduct medal, The Bronze Star and the European African Middle Easlern Service Medal.
Surviving are three sons, Larry W. (Peggy) Cox of Waterford, Ohio, Roger D. (Jackie) Cox of Charleston, and Randy E. (Alma) Cox of Parkersburg; two daughters, Judith K. Hayes of Parkersburg and Linda L. (Mike) Bennett of Eleanor, W.Va.; son-in-law, Bill Packard of Washington; grandchildren, Marc Packard, Matt Packard, Stephanie Roberts, Rodney Cox, Cathy Prunty, John Hayes, Andy Cox, Ryan Cox, Teri Graves and Nic Bennett; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lurana Weser of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eulah Fay Eaton Cox; a daughter, Janet Packard; a son-in-law, Earl M. Hayes, Jr.; a brother, Earl Cox; and two sisters, Georgia Whitecotton and Amy Brookover.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth Street, Parkersburg. Pastor Doug Guinn will officiate and burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The visitation will be on Sunday from 4-7 p.m., and on Monday one hour prior to the service.
The family would like to espress their thanks fo the Ohio Valley Health Care Center and to the Private Care Givers for the love and care shown to him during his illness.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com