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Bill Cox

March 12, 1944 May 19, 2022
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William "Bill" Cox, age 78, of Herod, Illinois passed away May 19, 2022, at home.

Bill was born March 12, 1944 to Sol and Normia Marie (Hooten) Cox in Herod, IL. He was a man of many interests. Bill had a love for history, specifically Southern history, but his first love was for all things horses. He started out riding and training those horses. Those early days developed into a later passion for horse trading, and even later for breeding and raising Morgans. Bill loved building things and was proud to be good enough to be asked to join his Grandpa Fred’s carpentry crew. He continued that love of building his entire life through his building projects and furniture. Farming was a lifelong endeavor from helping his Dad as a young boy, to being a 13 year old man helping the Joiner ladies keep their farm when Oral passed, to farming for himself with his brother-in-law, Steve Reed Jr., and later with his son, Billy. As he farmed with Billy, they fueled his passion for collecting and restoring old tractors. He was always on the hunt for those tractors. He and Billy were proud to have brought over 40 tractors back to life and into service. Bill was a member and trustee of Good Hope Church and trustee of the Good Hope Cemetery.

Bill is survived by his wife, Carolyn B. (Joiner) Cox; daughter, Rhonda Sue (Kevin Dean) Dutton; son, Billy Gene (Fredda Charlene Daymon) Cox; grandchildren, Laura Susan (Tommy) Harville, Kailey Robin Dutton; Amanda Elizabeth (Jaden) Littlefield, Julie Deanne (Elijah) Connatser, Allison Breanne (Tristan) Flannigan; great grandchildren, Jameson Thomas Harville, Briley Kate Harville, Joel Daniel Littlefield, Hadley Jane Harville, William David Littlefield; brother, Charles Deneen (Patricia Baldwin) Cox; sisters, Norma Jean Asbell and Irma Lee (Bill) Logan.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Good Hope Church, Herod, IL. The service will be conducted by Rev. Steve Dunn. Burial will follow in the Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 pm Monday, May 23, 2022, at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Good Hope Cemetery

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Aly Funeral Home

1099 State HWY 145 N
PO Box 69
Eddyville , IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home
1099 State HWY 145 N Eddyville 62928 IL
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Good Hope Church

30-32 Good Hope Hill RD
Herod, IL 62947

Good Hope Church
30-32 Good Hope Hill RD Herod 62947 IL
United States

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Good Hope Cemetery Final Resting Place

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Herod, IL 62947

RR 1 Herod 62947 IL
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