Friday, February 17, 2017

Staton Cox

Staton Doyle Cox, 75, of Pocola, OK passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Staton was born November 7, 1941 in Ft. Smith to Wiliam Homer & Ruth Leora (Woolsey) Cox.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force serving for four years.   He worked as a deputy sheriff/under sheriff in Ft. Smith; city marshall of Hackett, Lavaca & Bonanza spending about 10 years in law enforcement.  He then worked for Coca Cola before becoming a sign painter for Thomas & Sons Signs and the last few years with Collins & Sons Signs.  Staton loved to play music, mainly bluegrass.  He was able to pay any instrument he picked up.  He played many festivals.  He could build and fix almost anything.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Annie Lois Cox; son, William Doyle Cox of Pocola, OK; daughters, Barbara Whitworth of Muskogee, OK, Linda Abott of Ward, AR; sister, Betty Otwell of Ft. Smith; 2 grandchildren; other relatives,  many loved ones and friends.  He will be greatly missed.

Services are pending.


Myron LaMora said...

I worked with Staton when he was in Law Enforcement. He was a great officer and family man, and friend. I am very sorry to here of his passing. My condolences to Ann and the rest of the family.

Myron B. LaMora

Mack Thompson said...

I first met Staton in 1965 when we both started to work for the old B & M Sign Company on the same day. In later years we painted countless signs together until the computers took over and changed the entire course of the sign business. I'm going to miss his dropping in the shop and "catching up". He truly was one of a kind. May the Lord be with Ann and Billy and the rest of the family at this time of grief. God bless.