Fred Cox Jr., 87 of DeLand, Fla., passed away Nov. 2, 2013, at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.
He was born in Hardin County on May 14, 1926, and came to DeLand, Fla., in 1998 from Harrisburg. Fred served in the U.S. Army during WWII, retiring after 21 years. He also was a building contractor. Fred was a member of Stetson Baptist Church in DeLand, Fla.; VFW Post 2380 in DeLand, Fla.; American Legion Post 400 in Tampa, Fla.; and DAV Post IL 51 in Illinois.
Survivors include his son Fred L. Cox of DeLand; sister Beatrice Borders of Harrisburg; and six grandchildren. A funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Stetson Baptist Church, with visitation prior from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Rev. Dan Glenn will officiate. Interment will follow at DeLand Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be made at www.allensummerhillfuneralhome.com. Allen-Summerhill DeLand is in charge.