William Lloyd Cox was 92 years old when he passed away at home, surrounded by family, on February 02, 2020. Longevity was common in his family with all his siblings and parents each being over 90 at death. His brother was 100 years old, and one uncle & one grandfather were 101 years old at their deaths.
William was born January 6, 1928 in Stamford Texas. He was the youngest of five children born to Elmer and Ada Mahan Cox. Known as Bill to his friends and Lloyd to his family, Mr Cox grew up in west Texas in various towns around the Stamford area, graduating from high school in Lueders, Texas in 1945. He attended Hardin Simmons University, but soon enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1946 where he became an OSI agent for most of his Air Force career. He served tours in Korea, Germany and several US States. Retiring from the Air Force in 1968, he began a career as an investigator with the federal government working first for the US Treasury Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms which took him to many more states across the US. He later transferred to the Department of Energy and then to the US Department of Health & Human Services. When he retired from the federal government, he began working for the State of Texas as an administrator in their federally subsidized child nutrition program for in home day care locations. After retiring a third time, he started his own company as an independent contractor for the same federally subsidized child nutrition program. Mr. Cox was an industrious man being gainfully employed and often holding two jobs at one time until just a few short years before his death.
William was a devout Christian, who had an unshakable faith in his Lord. He leaves behind a legacy of faith, unconditional love and encouraging and inspiring others towards greatness, while hearing and following God’s word. William was a man of grace and integrity who had a genuine kindness about him. He had a unique ability to recognize a moment when someone needed his help and then he would go the extra mile with that person. William enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to polka music and marches as well as gardening and politics.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jane Cox, sons Justin Mayer and Lloyd Cox, daughters Amber Orozco (Joey), Lea Humphreys (Bryan) and Traci Riser (Eric); nine grandchildren – Novali, Payton, Jaelyn, Jordyn, Janelle Jessica, Robert, Carin, and David, as well as five great grand children – Hailey, Jared, Andrew, Eli and Emelyn. William was preceded in death by his parents, brother Herman Cox, sisters Opal Tonroy, Winnie Mae Herrington, and his twin sister Lois Massey who died just two months ago.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 18th at 2pm at Fort Sam Houston cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.