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|Cox, Walker M.
|Walker M. Cox, 92, of Galesburg died at 9:49 am Sunday, May 27, 2012 at his home.
He was born November 19, 1919 in Lee Township, Fulton County the son of Ernest and Ola Predmore Cox. He married Frances Van Sickle in Wayland, MO on June 21, 1941. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Steven (Ann) Cox of Macomb, Ill., Courtney (Donna) Cox of Monmouth, Ill., and Andrew (Connie) Cox of Galesburg; his daughter, Christine (Joe) Russo of Galesburg; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and five sisters.
Walker served in the US Army Air Force for 3 years as S/Sgt. Stationed in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre during WWII. He received 3 Bronze Stars.
He worked as a conductor for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 40 years, retiring on November 1, 1981. He graduated from Bushnell High School in 1936 and attended State Teachers School in Lacrosse, Wis. He was a member of the United Transportation Union for 50 years. He also was a 50 plus year member of the Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285 and a charter member of the Galesburg Railroad Museum. Walker was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He played guitar, enjoyed traveling and his flower gardens.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Military Rites by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285. Rev. Leigh Nygard will officiate. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or to the Railroad Museum. Online condolences may be made to www.h-p-w.com.
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