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William L. Cox II, formerly of Lebanon, passed away in Merritt Island, Fla., on Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was 73. He was born in Lebanon, the son of William L Cox of Lebanon and Helen Best Cox of Frankfort.
Bill was a graduate of Lebanon High School in 1961, and attended Butler University.
He worked at IBM, and retired from the United States Navy in 1987, after 20 years of service as a first class instrument man. After retirement, he attended school to learn computer technology.
Bill is remembered as an accomplished artist and basketball player, including being a member of the 1960 state semi-finalist LHS basketball team.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Bette Thornton Serie and Norma Thornton McPeak Hughes. He is survived by sisters, Nancy Cox (Marion) Fairfield of Lebanon and Terri Cox Kincaid of Lebanon; children, Cari Ann Cox (Keith) Lehigh of Indianapolis, William L Cox III (Melissa Martin) of Orlando, Fla., Jeffrey Wines (Tina) of Oviedo Fla., and Jennifer Wines (Scott) Ronczkowski of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Triston Cox, Adam Wines, Alexia Wines, Kaitlyn Wines, Mandy Troy, Kayleigh Troy, Zoey Ronczkowski and Cassidy Ronczkowski; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews in the Lebanon area.
A private memorial service is planned at the end of March in Florida, where his ashes will be returned to the sea that he loved.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Diabetes Association or to the Alzheimer's Association.
Published on March 21, 2017
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