Orville 'Bud' Cox Sr.


Orville "Bud" L. Cox Sr., 64, of Defiance, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

He was born on October 12, 1947, to Nellie Cox-Daniels and Orville Hicks in Lockbridge, W.Va.

Orville is survived by his daughters, Priscilla Cox of Defiance, Ohio, Vanessa Cox of Defiance, Ohio, and Barbara Cox Gross of Knoxville, Tenn.; ex-wife, Jane Held Cox Schroeder of Columbus Grove, Ohio; sons, Orville Cox Jr., of Tennessee, Michael Cox of Tennessee, and David Cox, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; brother, Curtis Cox of Lockbridge, W.Va.; and sisters, Betty (Joseph) Pomponio of Lewisburg, W.Va., Rita (Delmas) Beavers of Hines, W.Va., and Alfreda (David) Tincher of Lockbridge, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Orville worked at the Campbell Soup Company retiring early due to medical problems. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He and his best friend, Rosalie Parcher, enjoyed going to secondhand stores to hunt for treasures for his collections. Bud also relaxed by taking walks through beautiful Riverside Cemetery with his close friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 7, 2012, from 2-6 p.m. at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Jeff Mayer officiating. Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Caring Way Hospice of Defiance County. Online condolences can be given at www.HCSFuneralHome.com.

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