Clarence Cox, 1932-2015

Published 9:56 am Friday, May 22, 2015

Clarence Earl Cox, 83, of Albert Lea died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Thorne Crest Retirement Community in Albert Lea.

Clarence was born May 2, 1932, in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, the son of Russell and Nellie Cox. He attended country school in Nebraska and high school in Freeborn and Alden.

Clarence Cox

Clarence Cox

Clarence served his country during the Korean conflict with the Co. M 9th Infantry Regiment of the Second Infantry Division from Oct. 10, 1952, through Sept. 16, 1954 when he was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant. He farmed most of his life in the Blue Earth and Alden areas. In his later years he worked at Enderes Tool Co. retiring in 1998. He then did lawn mowing and yard work around Albert Lea.

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Clarence is survived by his wife, Phyllis; two sons, Randy and his wife, Darlene, of Albert Lea and Gordon of Fairmont; daughter, Debra Martin, and her husband, Ronald, of Fairmont; brother, Harold Cox, and his wife, Pam, of Austin; sister, Shirley Morgan, and her husband, Marvin, of Denver; two stepsons; two stepdaughters; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Leonard and Lawrence; and sister, Eunice Cox.

Clarence was a calm and energetic person. He enjoyed working at home and helping others with odd jobs. He also loved tractor and truck pulling events.