Delbert “Del” Cox, age 89 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 12:44 pm on Monday, April 4, 2022 at his daughter’s residence in New Iberia, LA.
Graveside services with military rites will be held at 1 pm on Monday, April 11, 2022 at Macedonia Cemetery with Bro. Justin Wolfe officiating.
Del was a union painter working out of Local 1244 in New Orleans, LA, a former mason, and served his country proudly in the Army during the Korean War.
Del is survived by his wife of 22 years, Janiece Cox; children, Carl Wayne Cox (Cyndi), Rita Moneaux (Ricky), Kay Citrano (Frank), Ricky Lee Cox, Cheri Bourque, Barbie Baucum (Wayne); step daughter, Sheila Durapau (Dennis); step son, Evan Spencer (Kim); numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Marie Henderson and Lois Cox; brother, Gerald Cox; several nieces and nephews.
Del was preceded in death by his parents, Lucian and Viola (Sargent) Cox; 1st wife, Shirley Cox; daughter, Debbie McDonald; son, Larry Del Cox; sisters, Wilma and Beatrice; brothers, John, Harold, Leroy, and Robert.
Memorials may be made in Del’s name to Project Hope Humane Society, P.O. Box 125, Metropolis, Illinois 62960.
Pallbearers will be Ray Gurley, Denny Durapau, Gene Hall, and Leon Bellamy.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com
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Project Hope Humane Society
PO Box 125, Metropolis IL 62960