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William "Bill" Arthur Cox

July 3, 1946 — June 13, 2010

William "Bill" Arthur Cox, 63, of Union, died June 13 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla. Private family services are planned.

Bill was born July 3, 1946, to Elmer Martin and Florence Jenafie Marvin Cox in Homer, N.Y. In August 1968 he married Mary Knickerbocker in Pharsalia, N.Y. After the death of his wife, Bill moved to Union.

He was a chef by profession who loved to cook. At one time in his life he was a shoemaker in Courtland, N.Y.

Those who knew him say he was devoted to his family and made friends wherever he went. He enjoyed traveling. He was an ordained minister.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Billie Sue Waters of La Grande; son, William Jr. of Greenwood, S.C.; one grandson; one granddaughter; sister, Joan and her husband, Ralph Hitchcock, of Chestertown, N.Y.; brother, Merl and his wife, Ella May Cox, of Norwich, N.Y.; sister, Yvonne and her husband, Edward Aldridge, of Tucson, Ariz.; brother, David and his wife, Pat Cox, of Georgetown, N.Y.; sister, Carol and her husband, Charlie Mitcham, of Lewiston, Maine; and 32 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, who died Oct. 9, 2004; his parents; sister, Eleanor Moorehouse; and brothers, Jr. "Marty" Cox, Dewitt Cox and Larry Cox.

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