Carroll D. Cox

Born: Wed., Nov. 29, 1939
Died: Sun., Mar. 15, 2020

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Carroll Dean Cox “Coxie,” age 80, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield.  He was born on November 29, 1939 in Pearl, IL (Greenpond, IL), the fourth child of Fred Wesley Cox of Pittsfield, IL and Sarah Robinson Cox of Elsberry, MO. Carroll married Susan (Standley) Cox in California in 1964, and she survives.  

Carroll graduated from Pittsfield High School, Class of 1959.  He enlisted in the United States Army in 1960 and attended basic training in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.  He served in the Cold War in Iceland, and was a Marksman and Sharp Shooter.  Carroll received a Good Conduct Medal for his service.  He attended Finance School while at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indiana.  His last year in the Army was at the Presidio in San Francisco, where he worked in the Finance Corp.  After his Honorable Discharge from the US Army in 1963, he stayed in San Francisco and worked at Wells Fargo Bank where he met his wife, Susan.  After moving back to Illinois, he worked for Brown Shoe Company as a Time Study Engineer, and later worked at Oscar Mayer as a Quality Control Inspector.  Carroll was also a livestock and grain farmer, retiring in 2005.  Carroll was also President and co-owner of Illinois Wind Power, LLC.  

Carroll enjoyed traveling, golfing at Old Orchard Country Club, playing cards, and dancing.  He was the life of many parties and knew how to have a good time.  He loved life and his family, and always had a joke to tell.  He was an active member of The Moose Lodge #420, the American Legion Post #152, and Old Orchard Country Club where he served twice on the board and was a past President.  He was a member of Pittsfield United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed volunteering for the Annual Turkey Dinner and any other occasion as needed.  He also volunteered at Illini Fitness and was elected to the Pittsfield Township board as a Trustee serving for three years.  Carroll was a charter member of the Cardinal Inn, McDonald’s, and Hardees’ coffee clubs.

Carroll is survived by his wife of 56 years, Susan Cox; three children; a son, Steven Robert Cox of Pittsfield, IL, and twin daughters, Deborah Ann (Curt) Renoud of Pittsfield, IL and Melissa Jean (John) Hoffman of Springfield, IL.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Benjamin Renoud, Emily Hoffman, Jason Cox, Brian Renoud, Lauren Hoffman, Brady Renoud, and Thomas Cox, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Keith Lloyd Cox and Freddie Leroy Cox; and sister, Phyllis Irene (Cox) Webster.

The Cox family would like to say thank you to the Pittsfield Community, friends, and family for their love and support since Carroll’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2012.  He had great care from the staff at Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and the family will be forever grateful.

Funeral services will be held privately.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Pittsfield United Methodist Church or to Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Activity Fund.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Carroll's memory to the following organizations:

Eastside Healthcare & Rehabilitation Activity Fund

Pittsfield United Methodist Church
222 N. Monroe, Pittsfield, IL 62363

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Leslie Bower
   Posted Mon March 16, 2020
So sorry to hear of your family's loss. Much love and prayers.

Dave and Mary Kay Webel
   Posted Mon March 16, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.

David & Viki White family
   Posted Mon March 16, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Angela Spiker formerly Ruble
   Posted Mon March 16, 2020
Word will never express how much i love you & Carroll. You both lifted me up when i was at my lowest. My heart is breaking for you & the kids. My love, thoughts & prayers are with you all...i love you.

Patrick Ghrist
   Posted Mon March 16, 2020
Mrs. Susan and family. I am sorry for your loss. I remember working for carroll when i was young boy. he was a good man.. i will keep you in my prayers . Pat Ghrist

Carol L Gregson
   Posted Mon March 16, 2020
Susan and Family,

I'm so sorry for your loss, you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

Dennis & Debbie (Cawthon) Galbreath
   Posted Mon March 16, 2020
May God comfort you during this timeof sorrow. Remember Carrol is in Gods
welcoming arms. God bless!!

Larry & Dee Bartlett
   Posted Mon March 16, 2020
I never knew Carroll long or well, but the Guy I knew was one that is unforgettable. He was always smiling and was quite the Joker. Condolences to the Family. Carroll will be missed.

Cathy Motley
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
We are so very sorry and want to tank you all for always stopping in to check on Dad (Warren). You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Patricia, Warren Orr & Cathy Motley

Ann Rine
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
Sue and family,
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy Scranton
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
My prayers and sympathy to your family. Don enjoyed Carroll's friendship very much.

Virgil & Cindy
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Carroll was always so much fun whenever our families got together and his love for all of you was written in his smile.

Mick Myers (Mt. Sterling)
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
Susan and family:

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Carroll. I fondly remember him as the good natured jokester that always had a good joke to tell.

Please accept my profound sympathy. May God bless each of you during this time. Keep the many good memories of him close to your hearts forever.

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
Sweet Susan and all your family,
Please know you and all yours are in my thoughts thru this sad difficult time.
God rest Carrol’s soul and I pray God will comfort and console you in the time to come. I wish you warm and pleasant memories.
My Sincere Sympathy,

Annette Hannig
   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how much Carroll meant to you all, I could see it every time that I helped take care of him when I worked at Illini. He was such a kind man I could see it even through his disease. I know it was not easy on you all to see him that way and take care of him. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time as you lay him to rest. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Hannah Brown
   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
So sorry to hear about your loss! He was such a great man and always so nice to me! I know he will be missed by many. You are all in my thoughts at this time ♥️

Bill and Barb Cawthon
   Posted Thu March 19, 2020
I was very sorry to hear of Carroll passing. He was a good guy and will be sadly miss. Prayer to you for strength and comfort.

Don Snyder
   Posted Thu March 19, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Carroll’s passing. Even though he has been sick for a while, I know it is very hard to give him up. You and your family have been very supportive of him.
With deepest sympathies,

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