Cox, Edward Dale

Date: Friday, December 5, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Saturday, December 6, 2014

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Entombment in Crestview Memorial Park, Haven of Rest Mausoleum, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation


Edward Dale Cox of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on December 2, 2014, having reached the age of forty-nine years, three months and nineteen days. Edward was born in St. Louis, MO, on August 13, 1965, son of Freddie Ray Cox, Sr. and Barbara Ellen Cox nee Barton. On May 24, 1986, he married his high school sweetheart, Peggy Jo Hammond and two children came to bless this union.

Edward is survived by his wife, Peggy Jo Cox of St. Clair; by his children, Kevin and Ashley of St. Clair; by his siblings, Freddie R. Cox, Jr. and Sheila Todisman and husband, Lance, both of St. Clair; by his mother-in-law, Eleanor Hammond of Washington, MO; by his brother-in-law, Frank Hammond and wife, Stasha, of Parker, CO; by his best friends, Kevin and Kristie Walton of Whitesboro, TX; by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Freddie, Sr. and Barbara Cox.

Edward was employed as the Director of Distribution in the manufacturing industry. For twenty-seven years of his working career, he had been employed by Esselte Pendaflex in Union, MO. He began his current employment about three years ago for Aerofil Technology Inc. in Sullivan, MO. Edward was an outdoorsman at heart and spent most of his free time enjoying his many outdoor hobbies. He was passionate about his life membership of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, which help to preserve land for the Elk to survive. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially when his son went with him. He was an avid gardener, raising an abundance of produce and then canning his harvest. Edward was always listening to music and sharing his love of music with his kids. Golfing and traveling were other favorite pastime and many great memories were created on these outings. Nothing meant more to Edward than his family. His children were his pride and joy and he was happiest when spending time with them. His gentle, kind and giving spirit touched many lives and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to others.

A devoted and loving husband, father, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, best friend, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend, he will be deeply missed and forever remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. John Dover officiating. Entombment was in Crestview Memorial Park Haven of Rest Mausoleum, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.