Mr. Marvin E. Cox, 79, of Moscow Mills, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. He was born on August 15, 1940 in Ester, MO to Doyle and Geneva (Abernathy) Cox. As a child, the family moved several times in St. Louis, but mostly settled in the Overland/St. Ann area. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served from Feb. 1960 until Nov. 1963. It was while he was home on leave that he married his sweetheart, Doris Voepel on Aug. 26, 1961 in Overland. He was stationed with the military in South Dakota and Doris was able to go with him and then they relocated to Texas for the Air Force. After serving his time in the U.S. military, the family moved back to St. Louis and this is where Marvin found employment, at McDonnell-Douglas Corp. now Boeing. He was a dedicated employee for them, retiring after 36 years. In 1991, Marvin and family moved to the Moscow Mills area to enjoy country living and relocating by family members. During his spare time, he enjoyed playing board games, cards, Dominos, collecting coins, and model cars. He was a proud member of the Moscow Mills Lions Club and received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Humanitarian Award. Marvin was also a member of Overland American Legion Post No. 338. He was a good provider for his family and appreciated each and everyone of them.
Surviving are his devoted wife, Doris Cox of Moscow Mills; his children: Dana (Bill) Buchanan of St. Peters, Michael (Christina) Cox of Longmeadow, Mass, Donna (Michael) Gawedzinski of O’Fallon, MO; sister, Jan Long of Warrenton and eight grandchildren: Melanie (Chris) Buchanan, Ashley (Corey) Cox, Christopher (Miranda) Cox, Robert Cox, Samantha Cox, Rick Gawedzinski, Ryan Gawedzinski and Melyssa (Evan) Gawedzinski; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 1-3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at the McCoyl-Blossom Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1304 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379 (636) 528-8244.
A Memorial service was also held on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at 3:45 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Homes & Crematory, Troy location. Moscow Mills Lions Club to present program at 3:45 p.m. to be followed with Memorial service. Pastor Eugene Rahmier officiated.
Memorials may be made to the Friedens Cemetery or to the Alzheimer’s Association, c/o the funeral home.
Family and friends are invited to sign our on-line guest registry at: www.mccoyblossomfh.com