Lester Cleo Cox
February 11, 1933 – October 14, 2020
On October 14, 2020 Cleo Cox, loving husband and father of three children passed away at the age of 87.
Cleo was born in 1933 in Gentry, Arkansas to Harvey and Essie Cox. Putting down roots in Reedley, California, Cleo graduated from Reedley High School and served in the Army during the Korean War. Upon finding the love of his life, Adele Jesse, they were married on July 22, 1961. Living in Clovis, California they raised three children, Karen, Sandy and Mark. Cleo devoted many years not only to his family but also a long career with Bayly Corporation as Shipping Manager in Sanger, CA. He loved fishing, camping and taking his family on outdoor adventures. He was also a longtime member and supporter of the Fresno Trade Club and American Legion.
Lester is survived by his wife, Adele Cox; daughter Karen Crago; daughter Sandy Armistead (Jack); and son Mark Cox (Katie); brother Ron Cox, brother John Cox, sister Sandra Mangine and sister Linda Seher; grandchild Jamie Herndon, grandchild Jack Armistead, Jr., grandchild Caden Cox and great grandchild Brooks Herndon.
Due to Covid restrictions, the service will be limited to immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in his memory.
- Adele Cox, Wife
- Karen Crago, Daughter
- Sandy Armistead (Jack), Daughter
- Mark Cox (Katie), Son
- Jamie Herndon, Grandchild
- Jack Armistead, Jr., Grandchild
- Caden Cox, Grandchild
- Brooks Herndon, Great Grandchild
- Ron Cox, Brother
- John Cox, Brother
- Sandra Mangine, Sister
- Linda Seher, Sister
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