Glen R. “Buzzy” Cox, 88 of Benld, died at his residence on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 5:22 a.m. He was born on July 19, 1933, in Litchfield to Glen E. Cox and Olga Neumann Luenemann.
He married Barbara A. Olds Cox on November 27, 1953, at the Bunker Hill Methodist Church. They have been married for 67 years. Glen was a veteran of the US Navy. He was a farmer and had worked for Laclede Steel. Glen was a member of the Shriners and Masonic Lodge 217AF/AM. He was a former member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Gillespie.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being on his farm with all his boys. Glen gave all his grandkids special nicknames. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Glen never knew a stranger. He talked to everyone he met.
He is survived by his spouse, Barbara Cox of Benld; children, Cheryl (Marty) Derganc of Benld, Annette (Bart) Baker of Shipman, Joey Cox of Sawyerville, Barbie Cox of Benld, Glenda (Tim) Margaritis of Staunton, Kathleen Cox of Staunton, Michael Cox of Joppa, MD, Cara Cox (companion, Tim Bates) of Moro, and Dale (Tina) Cox of Carlinville; daughter in law, Brandi Cox of Benld and Khara Cox of Alabama; 30 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Huhsman of Staunton; and a lot of special friends.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents; daughter in infancy, Sara Beth Cox; twin sons, Brian and Brady Cox; grandchild, Caleb Cox; and daughter in law, JoAnn Cox.
Private family services will be held. A public celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children or donor’s choice. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld is in charge of the arrangements.