Archie Lee Cox, age 87, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born June 24, 1919, in Fort Scott, the son of Roy B. Cox and Nel Robinson Cox. He first married Naomi West. She preceded him in death in 1988. He later married Wilma Brown on Dec. 24, 1990. She died March 16, 2005.
Lee served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He had worked in the aluminum industry in Oregon for 24 years. He enjoyed to bowling and restoring vintage automobiles. He was a member of the West Liberty United Methodist Church and the Fulton Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include a son, Richard Cox; and a daughter, Janice Jackson, both of The Dalles, Ore.; a brother, George Cox, Fort Scott; two sisters, Dorothy Coleman, Salem, Ore., and Lavon Page, Fort Scott; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his wives, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Cox.
Dallas Peterson will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the United States National Cemetery with military honors by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family will receive friends at the Cheney Witt Chapel on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m., until service time.
Memorials are suggested to either the West Liberty or Hammond United Methodist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.