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Mr. Clemence "Slim" Cox
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“You have my condolenses..My prayers to the family ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Elder Robert Woodie - St. Louis, MO

“You have my condolence ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Eld. Robert Woodie - St. Louis, MO

“I just got the news today..and my prayers go out to the family and Mrs. Slim Cox...God Is In Control..Even in your darkest hour..Be Strong and of...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Derrick Johnson - St. Louis, MO

“When you married our mom Yvonne (granny), Ronnie (Rodney to you} was your best man. He spent time with you learning to strip furniture. You teased...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Carrol Gtiggs - St. Louis, MO

“i WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY GRANDPA. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Beth Estrella - Henderson, NV

“Slim, I've truely enjoyed our visits and our conversations. Thank you for all of the education about antiques. The world is a better place for...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Ryan Parry - Henderson, NV

“I love my Grandpa very much. I remember all the things he taught use about the woods, livestock, and other fowl creatures.I also remember the things...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Beth Estrella - Henderson, NV

“Grandpa, Though I was only five or six when I fully was able to see/spend time with you. I will always remember your funny attitude, crazy jokes,...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Matthew Parry - Henderson, NV

“Grandpa, There are so many things i remember about you from when I was growing up. I remember your many different hats. Your silly grin. No...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Terry Bullard - Hardin, KY

“Dear Grandpa Cox, you will always be loved and missed especially your jokes!!! My first memory that I have of him is when he told me that there were...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Chris and Joni Ross - Henderson, NV

“Grandpa, I will always cherish my love of antiques from you. From the very first jelly cabinet you and Grandma came home with!!! I will miss your...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Sherrie Parry - HENDERSON, NV


Clemence William Cox, known to most as "Slim", passed away October 23, 2012 at the Missouri Veteran's Home in St. James, MO. Slim was born May 26, 1927, a son of the late Carl and Matilda (Meese) Cox.

Slim is survived by his three children; David Cox of Costa Mesa, CA, Gail and husband Donald Baldwin of Eddyville, KY, and Betty and husband Chet Simpson of Enoch, UT. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Louise Cox of Yuma, AZ, 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren (with one more on the way) as well as a host of other relatives and many friends.

Slim was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Mary Abbott, his second wife, Yvonne Hicks, and his brother Carl Cox.

Slim served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. After leaving the Navy in 1946, Slim was employed by a tire company and then later worked for East Side Lumber Company in Belleville, IL. In 1969 he and his wife moved to an 80 acre farm in Arcadia where they had cattle. During this time Slim worked for Murphy's Surveying Company as a surveying assistant and retired after many years of service.

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Polk Cemtery

Arcadia, MO