Sunday Record Herald - Veteran - WWII - Army
October 12, 2008 

COX, JOSEPH EDWARD - Joseph Edward Cox, 84 of Dayton, formerly of Huber Heights, Eaton, and Park Layne, was born in Junction City, Ky. and died at Good Samaritan Hospital on Oct. 5, 2008.  Raised in rural Kentucky during the depression, farming was his life.  Joe went off to World War II, and as an Army veteran returned to proudly earn bachelor's and master's degrees in psychiatric social work, from Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky.  Joe worked as a social worker his entire life, at various times with the welfare system, the mentally disabled and criminally insane.  Joe enjoyed talk of politics and was an avid gardener.  Joe was preceded by his dear wife, Jeananne Skinner.  He is survived by his son Steve and grandsons Matt, Mike, and Josh, his daughter Lynn, son-in-law Dane Wetz, and granddaughters Lyssa and Ally Wetz, his son Jim and grandsons Brandon and Justin, his niece, Jean Marie Purvis, and numerous beloved siblings and relatives in Kentucky.  The family wishes to express gratitude to Tina and the staff at Spring Hills Singing Woods, and Gem City Home Health care for providing safe, comfortable, and loving care the last months of his life.  He can be remembered with donations to the North Shore Animal League, the Humane Society, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, or the Disabled American Veterans.  Services have been entrusted to the Jennings Funeral Home, Tipp City and will be at the convenience of the family.

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