Herman Wesley Cox

Visitation services for Herman Wesley Cox, 89, of rural Lawrence, will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home from 4 pm to 6 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, May 1, 2017, at 2:00 pm with graveside committal services to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Herman was born August 23, 1927 at home in Pleasanton, Kansas to Wesley William Cox and Florence Westhoff Cox. He was the eldest of nine children: Willard (deceased), Fred (deceased), J.C., Verl, Loren, Loretta (deceased) Jeannette (Searl) and Bill. He married the love of his life, Bettie June Weems, on September 26, 1947. She preceded him in death on November 3, 2001. They had two sons, Terry (wife Helen) and Gayle; two grandsons, Logan and Dalton and one great grandson, Caleb.

He joined the Merchant Marines September 26, 1944 and served on a fuel tanker in the South Pacific. He returned home to Pleasanton on March 21, 1947 and was later married on September 26, 1947. In 1951 he went to work for Hercules Power Company and lived in Sunflower Village until 1953 when the family moved to rural Lawrence. Shortly after that, he was employed by Norris Brothers Mechanical Contractors as a union pipefitter and HVAC service technician. After Norris Brothers closed in 1984, he worked for his son’s company, Superior Refrigeration and Heating, until he retired. After his house burned down in July of 2012, he came to live with his son and daughter-in-law until his death, caused by asbestosis.

Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Audio Reader or Visiting Nurses Association, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com

 

Messages & Condolences

From Roger Laushman...

I want to send my sympathies to Herman’s family. He was a great neighbor to my parents, always willing – at any time of day – to solve just about any type of problem. I remember how he loved to read the poetry of Robert Service.

From Sallie & Clarence Easley...

My brother and I extend our condolences to you and your family during this time of mourning. God bless snd keep you all in his embrace.

From Greg staton...

Thinking of you now and in the days ahead. Peace be with you. With sympathy, Greg and Kristi Staton

From Sheri Flory...

Terry, Helen, Gayle and family. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Hold the fond memories of your Dad close to your heart.

From F. Taylor...

To The Cox Family,
May your sadness be comforted and your broken heart mended, by the tender mercy that God Almighty provides. Through heartfelt prayer, you can experience, “the peace of God that excel all thought.” Philippians 4:7. With Heartfelt Regret,

From Debbie (cline)Lasley, Chet Cullumber, and Donna Cline...

Terry, Helen, Gale and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From Mrs. Cecil Weems...

Very sorry for your loss. May Mr Cox find peace and rest in God’s house.

From Leland McMechan...

Sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts for the family.

From Jeanette Searl...

Many fond memories can be shared about our big brother Herman, our family patriarch. Our future family reunions will never be the same without him. Our hearts go out to his loving children and grandchildren. Thinking of you all, always. Love, Aunt Jeanette and Uncle Howard.

From Leina Cox...

Terry, Helen, Gale and families,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I know you all have lots of wonderful memories to get you through this sad time.
Love, Rocky and Leina Cox

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