Earl William Cox
There is a Strange Destiny that guides us. We cannot define it, though we call it by numerous names. And when that Destiny is up, that, and that alone, is our end. Recalling from memory, expressions by the late Earl William Cox, those words are best fitted to his concept of this riddle we call life.
Our good friend Earl passed away on January 2, 1947 at 6:30 a.m. after a short illness due to acute fulminating staphyclococcus [sic] aureus septicemia.
Earl was born in Copan, Oklahoma on August 15, 1907. From 1925 to 1930 he was in the U.S. Army and in Dec 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and saw lively action in the Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Lois E. Cox, and his father and mother, Cora I. Cox and William T. Cox.
Memorial Services were conducted in the Dhahran Auditorium by two fellow workers, John Rafferty and John Gay, on Friday January 3, at 10:30 a.m., soloist, Mrs. Charles Homewood. Six members of the U.S. Army were present as a Military Guard of Honor; taps were rendered by a seventh member - all from the Dhahran Army Airport.
Enroute to the Awali Crematorium on Bahrein Island where committal services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, an American flag owned by Earl draped the coffin. Pallbearers were: Harry Anderson, G. W. Arnold, Sam Bentley, Homer Davis, James Duryea, Walter Juszozak, John Morris and John Nolan.
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