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Paul E. Cox

January 19, 1929 — September 29, 2022

Paul E. Cox, 93, of Columbia City, Indiana, passed away at 1:30 am Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Parkview Randallia's Hospice in Fort Wayne. Born January 19, 1929 in Jefferson Township of Whitley County, he was the son of C. Walter and Bertha (Buffenburger) Cox.

Paul spent his lifetime in Whitley County. Paul attended Jefferson Central High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957 in the Korean War. On April 17, 1955, he married Roma Joann Snider at Oak Grove Church of God in Columbia City. Along with being a farmer, Paul worked at Green Acres Sod for some years, worked at C&R Plating for a few years along with being a custodian. He was a member of the Eagles1906 and the American Legion both of Columbia City and the VFW in South Whitley. He enjoyed camping and mowing his lawns for a living.

Survivors include children, Morris Cox, Daniel (Collene) Cox, Mary (Brent) Schrader, Andrew "Andy" (Betty) Cox and Dean (Connie) Cox all of Columbia City; sister, Lavonne Smith; 14 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Joann Cox; and brother, Harold Cox.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be 10 am Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Johnson officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Grove (Compton) Cemetery where he will be laid to rest beside his wife. Memorial donations may be given in memory to the family, in care of DeMoney-Grimes. Visit to send his  family online condolences or sign the online guest book.

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