Wallace Hughey Cox, Jr. died in Abilene, Texas after a brief illness on July 11, 2012. A service to celebrate his life will be held at First United Methodist Church in Haskell at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 with Rev. Dustin Wilhite officiating. Visitation and viewing will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 15th at First United Methodist Church. Arrangements were made under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes of Haskell.
The son of Wallace Hughey Cox, Sr. and Ruth Chambers Cox, Wallace was born July 29, 1928, in Haskell, Texas. Wallace graduated from Haskell High School in 1945 and Texas A&M University in 1949. Wallace served in the United States Army and was Aide De Camp for two Major Generals at Fort Sill, OK – Major General Harper and Major General Hart. In 1954, Wallace returned to Haskell to work in the family business, Jones Cox & Co. He married Joan (Jo) Copenhaver on February 22, 1958, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Wallace was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Haskell where he served in many leadership capacities and taught Sunday school. Wallace will be remembered as a humble, Godly man and a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, cousin and friend.
Survivors include; three sons: John and wife Sally of Washington, D.C., Elliott and wife Carrie of Snyder, Paul and wife Dawn of Greenwood, IN; two daughters, Sarah Snailum of Fort Worth, Emily Cox of San Antonio; eight grandchildren, Kate Cox of Washington, D.C., Courtney, Alison and Hunter Cox of Snyder; Samuel, Benjamin, Caroline and Joseph Cox of Greenwood, IN and one great-grandchild: Hunter Beck Boyd.
Wallace was preceded in death by his mother and father and his wife Jo. Memorials may be made to First Methodist Church, P.O. Box 525, Haskell, TX 79521.