Charles E. Cox
June 12, 1942 - March 9, 2018
Charles E. Cox, 75, of Morenci, died early Friday morning, March 9, 2018, at Magnumcare in Adrian, where he has resided for the past several years. Born June 12, 1942, in Fairfield Township, he was the son of the late Robert and Ethel (Sallows) Cox.
Charlie served over 24 years in the United States Air Force and Navy, and also worked for 20 years as a millwright at Stauffer Chemical. He was an active member of the Morenci American Legion Post 368, the 40 & 8, and served a term as district commander. He enjoyed flying model airplanes and snowmobiling.
Charlie married Karen Barden Pennington of Lyons, OH on December 27, 1980, in Fairfield Township. In 1989, they moved to the Houghton Lake area, where they made numerous friends and memories for 13 years, before moving back to Morenci. Charlie and Karen shared 28 years together before her death on April 24, 2008.
Surviving are two daughters, Wendy (Matthew) Watson of and Jenny (Bobby) Fusher, both of Fayetteville, AR; three step-sons, Timothy (Chris) Pennington of Fayette, Michael (Denise) Pennington of Lyons, and William (Sarah) Pennington of Lyons; a brother, Michael (Carol) Cox of Morenci; two sisters, Ann (Kenn) Lemley of Adrian and Mary (Dan) Gilson of Deerfield; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Charlie was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Cox, and a grandson, Ronnie Hurst.
A memorial service for Charles will be held Friday, March 16, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci with Rev. Heather Schimmel officiating. Military Honors commemorating his selfless service will follow the service, performed by the Morenci American Legion Post 368. The family will receive friends for visitation Thursday evening, from 5-7 p.m.
Memorial contributions in honor of Charlie can be given to the Morenci American Legion Post 368 or Michigan Boys State.
Visitation: Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in MorenciGet Directions
Memorial Service: Friday, March 16, 2018 11:00 AM Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in MorenciGet Directions