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2931 South Koke Mill Road, Springfield, IL

OBITUARY

Glenn "Skip" H. Cox, Senior Chief Petty Officer, USN Retired

April 25, 1936January 9, 2020
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Springfield, IL-Glenn H. “Skip” Cox, Senior Chief Petty Officer USN Retired, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 11:10 am at his home with his family by his side.

He was born in Springfield, April 25, 1936, the son of Harold L. and Alma E. (Nickelson) Cox. He is survived by his wife, Linda L. (Moffitt) Cox whom he married in Curran, IL April 9, 1955.

Skip is also survived by his four children: Glenn H. “Skip” (wife Lynn) Cox II of Haddam, CT, Deborah (husband Ed) Scobell of Jacksonville, IL, Rene (husband Dug) Shelton of Springfield, and Pastor Jerry (wife Tobi) Cox of Alvarado, TX. There are nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter, as well as extended family and a host of friends. Skip was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Jane Lynn Cox and Patricia Sperry.

Skip proudly served in the United States Navy retiring after 20 years of service. After his retirement, he was well known for his expertise in television repair. He also worked at Montgomery Ward, Schneider Transportation, the State of Illinois, and as a bus driver for the New Berlin School District. As an active member of the Loami United Methodist Church, Skip served in several positions including church treasurer.

After retiring from active duty, Skip continued his patriotic service through memberships in the VFW Northender’s Post 10302, Sub Vets at Barbell Base in Arizona and the Fleet Reserve at large in Janesville, WI. Skip and Linda enjoyed winters in Sun Vista, AZ. Skip was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan, enjoyed playing and watching golf, and working on old vehicles. Skip will be remembered as a kind and loving man.

The Cox family will greet friends at Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd. Springfield, Monday, January 13, 2020 from 9:00 am until the time of a funeral service at 10:30 am. His son, Pastor Jerry Cox will officiate. Burial will follow in Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the United States Navy and the Inter-Veteran’s Burial Detail of Sangamon County.

Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256 or the Loami United Methodist Church 112 Coley St; Loami, Illinois 62661.

Tributes and condolences may be left online for the family at the Life Remembered Story at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com. Arrangements are in the care of Bisch Funeral Home West 217-544-5424

  • FAMILY

  • Linda L. Cox, Wife
  • Glenn H. "Skip" (wife Lynn) Cox, Son
  • Deborah (husband Ed) Scobell, Daughter
  • Rene (husband Doug) Shelton, Daughter
  • Pastor Jerry (wife Tobi) Cox, Son
  • Jane Lynn Cox, Sister
  • Patrica Sperry, Sister
  • There are 9 grandchildren, 14, great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter. Skip has extended family and a host of friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Loami United Methodist Church

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Committal Service Monday, January 13, 2020

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David Finn

January 13, 2020

One of the finest Uncles an extended family could ask for. Always loved it when you and Aunt Linda came to visit. I remember my Dad and Uncle Skip seeing who could eat the most tacos. I tried to keep up with them, and got so sick, I couldn't be in the same house where tacos were being cooked for years. I love you, and will miss you Uncle Skip.

Kaye Woloshyn

January 11, 2020

May your memories of Glenn and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.

Patrick & Marjorie Reedich

January 11, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. He was always so friendly to everyone he met. Skip would always ask me how the bus driving was. He shared how he tried putting cardboard in front of his bus radiator to help keep it warmer in the winter time. He will be missed! May your memories comfort you and know he is always with you.

Diana, Craig and Seth Ovington

January 10, 2020

To all who knew him, few will forget him. My son was a Lutheran school student with the Shelton boys. He was always there for them and anyone who needed something. You fought a brave fight and now have found peace. May God Bless you all and give them strength in this time of sorrow. Thanks for the memories and may he R.I.P.

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Biography

Springfield, IL-Glenn H. “Skip” Cox, Senior Chief Petty Officer USN Retired, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 11:10 am at his home with his family by his side.
He was born in Springfield, April 25, 1936, the son of Harold L. and Alma E. (Nickelson) Cox. He is survived by his wife, Linda L. (Moffitt) Cox whom he married in Curran, IL April 9, 1955.
Skip is also survived by his four children: Glenn H. “Skip” (wife Lynn) Cox II of Haddam, CT, Deborah (husband Ed) Scobell of Jacksonville, IL, Rene (husband Dug) Shelton of Springfield, and Pastor Jerry (wife Tobi) Cox of Alvarado, TX. There are nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter, as well as extended family and a host of friends. Skip was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Jane Lynn Cox and Patricia Sperry.
Skip proudly served in the United States Navy retiring after 20 years of service. After his retirement, he was well known for his expertise in television repair. He also worked at Montgomery Ward, Schneider Transportation, the State of Illinois, and as a bus driver for the New Berlin School District. As an active member of the Loami United Methodist Church, Skip served in several positions including church treasurer.
After retiring from active duty, Skip continued his patriotic service through memberships in the VFW Northender’s Post 10302, Sub Vets at Barbell Base in Arizona and the Fleet Reserve at large in Janesville, WI. Skip and Linda enjoyed winters in Sun Vista, AZ. Skip was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan, enjoyed playing and watching golf, and working on old vehicles. Skip will be remembered as a kind and loving man.
The Cox family will greet friends at Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd. Springfield, Monday, January 13, 2020 from 9:00 am until the time of a funeral service at 10:30 am. His son, Pastor Jerry Cox will officiate. Burial will follow in Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the United States Navy and the Inter-Veteran’s Burial Detail of Sangamon County.
Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256 or the Loami United Methodist Church 112 Coley St; Loami, Illinois 62661.
Tributes and condolences may be left online for the family at the Life Remembered Story at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Bisch Funeral Home West 217-544-5424