Allen Leon Cox of Chillicothe Mo. passed away on Thursday December 22, 2022 at Morningside Center in Chillicothe.
Allen Leon Cox was born on September 25,1934 to Clarence & Frances Cox in Nettleton, MO. They later moved to Chillicothe where he graduated high school in 1952. He enlisted in the Air Force after graduation, working as a Cargo Specialist attaining the rank of Captain before leaving the military.
After leaving the military, he & his family moved to Dallas Texas where they resided until returning to Chillicothe Mo in 2000 to be with his parents in their later years.
He married the love of his life, Doris (Prader) Cox, on May 17,1959 & they were married for 58 years until her passing in 2017.
He loved doing crossword puzzles,
bowling, astronomy, running 5K’s, & working on cars. He loved animals especially his dog, Romeo as well as his cat Sugars. He was a loving, easy going, funny person who loved his family very much. He loved being a grandpa to his 2 granddaughters & a great grandpa to his 2 great grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Cox, a stillborn daughter Mary Angela Cox & his parents Clarence & Frances Cox.
He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Ann Lancaster & son-in-law Andy Lancaster. His brother Jewell Cox & sister-in-law Marilyn Cox, his sister Sue Warren & brother-in-law Larry Warren, brother Gary Cox & sister-in-law Carol Cox. Also survived by his Granddaughters Jennifer Burchett & husband Jason, Jessica Hall & husband Cody, his great grandsons Maddox & Jameson Hall & many Nieces & Nephews.
There are no services planed at this time.
Arrangements under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home.