DIXON – Charles Neal “Scottie” Cox, 78, of Dixon, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Dixon. He worked at the Dixon Developmental Center for 19 years, retiring in 1979.
Charles was born May 3, 1935, in Hillview, the son of Walter and Ina (Hoskins) Cox. He married Mary H. Benz on Aug. 21, 1955, in Kampsville. Charles was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 727 in Dixon.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Cox of Dixon; two sons, Jim (Suzanne) Cox of Dixon and Mark (Kathy) Cox of Morrison; two daughters, Trina (Walter) Kotulek of Dixon and DeAnn (Mark) Bennett of Winnebago; eight grandchildren, Matthew (Diana) Cox, Nicholas (Kimberly) Cox, Tiffany Kotulek, Emily (Joey) Bartels, Evan Cox, Ashley Cox, Erica VanDyke, and Cody Bennett; and four great-grandchildren, Bryce Weems, Alex Humphrey, Jasmine Geesey, and Jaydan Kotulek.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Carl Cox and Bill McCarty.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, with the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. Mike Jones, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Dixon, officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.
A memorial has been established to National Parkinson’s Foundation.
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