William Samuel Cox, vet, chemical engineer, pilot

By on February 20, 2013

William Samuel Cox, 95, of Narvon, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Simpson Meadows, Downingtown.

He was born in Butte, Mont., to the late John and Beatrice (Bacon) Cox and was the husband of the late Winifred Cox. The family moved to Salt Lake City and then later to Los Angeles.

Bill attended Downingtown United Methodist Church and Rancks United Methodist Church, New Holland. He enlisted in the US Army Cavalry at the age of 18 and served during WWII. He earned a private pilot license and had a piper cub until wartime. He had many interests including golf, music and playing the guitar.

He worked as a chemical engineer for Sharpless Corp. of Philadelphia, and later Las-Llaves of Venezuela for 30 years, where he was an executive design engineer for chemical plants and facilities.

William is survived by two daughters: Sharon Dae, wife of Raymond J. Meyers Jr. of Narvon; Winifred Roberta Jackson of Devon; six grandchildren: Robert Carl, husband of Carol Jackson; Kathryn Grace Jackson; Michael Patrick Jackson, companion of Ann; Raymond John, husband of Lucy Meyers III; William Edward, husband of Cindy Meyers; Jeffrey Bryan Meyers; and nine great grandchildren.

Service will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in William’s memory may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 2 Independence Way, Newark, DE 19713, or The Chester County Blind Association, 71 South 1st Street, Coatesville, PA 19320.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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