Edward E. Cox

September 7, 1942April 20, 2014
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Edward E. “Papa” Cox, age 71, of North Canton, died Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Rose Lane Nursing Home.

Ed was born September 7, 1942 in Canton, Ohio. He was employed at Danner Press for more than 40 years, and was a member of Central Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, and playing golf. Ed was a fan of the Hoover Vikings, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Smethers. He is survived by his wife, Joan Cox; daughters, Renee (Frank) Pellegrini of Canton, Tina (Brent Woodside) Campian of North Canton, and Chantel (Jeff) Schleappi of Canton; nine grandchildren, Sean, Bryan, Erin, Marissa, Megan, Morgan, Maria, Emily, and Anna; three great grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn Robb of North Carolina, Patty (David) Ickes of Louisville, OH, and Cindy Oyler of North Carolina; brothers, Bobby Oyler of Louisville, OH, Leonard (Darlene) Oyler of Canton, and Chuck (Debbie) Oyler of West Virginia.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday in the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Newcomer officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Friends may call from 5-8pm on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 25, 2014

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Donna Metzger

April 24, 2014

Dear Joan,
I am so sorry to hear about Ed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the
Family. My God give you the peace that passeth understanding and be with you and your family.

April 23, 2014

Joan, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God be near you and comfort you.

Keith & Alice (Saunier) McIntosh
Dublin OH

Bill Crowl

April 23, 2014

So sorry to hear about Ed, I know how hard it is to lose the love of your life.

Ray and Julie Guardado

April 23, 2014

Our sympathy to all of the family,you will have him in your hearts forever.I will never forget working with him at Danner Press after all these years,GOD BLESS.

Graham & Alicia Glynn

April 22, 2014

Dearest Joannie, Chantel, Renee, Tina and all of the spouses, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and anyone forgotten!
Sending our deepest condolences to each of you! And keeping you all close in thought and in prayer! Love from, The Glynn Family Graham, Alicia, Courtney and Jordan

Sherri Warden-Culberson

April 22, 2014

So sorry for your loss...sending prayers..

Pam Spiker

April 22, 2014

Our hearts go out to your friends and family. Ed was a joy to be around. We have very fond memories of him.
Love and prayers from John Campian and Pam Spiker.

Donnie Svedman

April 22, 2014

So sorry for your loss, I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Barb Semple

April 22, 2014

Renee and Mrs. Cox, my thoughts are with you at this time of loss. May your memories give you comfort when you miss him.

Lynda Whitt

April 22, 2014

Remembering his kind & gentle spirit. Condolences to the family at this difficult time. May your hearts be light & laughter & smiles fill your memories.