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Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:00 to 11:30 am
New Hope United Methodist Church
4525 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310


Saturday, March 3, 2018
11:30 am
New Hope United Methodist Church
4525 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310


Monday, March 5, 2018
2:00 pm
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Van Meter, Iowa


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121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Sidney Cox Sidney Wayne Cox, age 96, was born July 19, 1921, to Edward and Magdalena Cox on a farm near Yale, Iowa. The family moved to Jamaica, Iowa in 1925. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1939, where he became a Barracks Leader. The camp was located at the Springbrook State Park, near Guthrie Center, Iowa. After leaving the CCC, he moved to Des Moines, Iowa and went to work for Grask Trailer Sales pulling trailers from Chicago and Detroit. He then went to work for Williams Motor Co. He was drafted into the Army in October 1942 where he served as a Motor School Instructor. He volunteered for overseas duty and was sent to Europe on the Queen Elizabeth. He was assigned to the 3160th Signal Service BN as the Motor Sgt. where he served until February 1945, and was discharged in March 1946. After his discharge from the Army, he again went to work for Williams Motor Co. until April 1948, and then went to work for Ruan Cab Co. as Shop Foreman. He was later transferred to the truck terminal where he retired on January 1, 1985, after 36 years of service.

Sidney passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018, due to complications of brain surgery. His passing was peaceful and he was surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his daughters, Linda (Mark) Arnburg and Patty (Chris) Nearmyer; grandchildren, Wayne Little, Billie Jo Little, Debbie (Gene) McCain, Theresa Newton, Michael Pickering, Jennifer (Aubrey) Minnis, Ryan Pickering, Angela Arnburg, Brock Zenor, Tyler Nearmyer and Triston Nearmyer; seventeen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and extended family, Ruth Dawson.

Sidney was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Joan Little; his previous wife, Jeanne Cox; brothers, Howard and Raymond Cox; and sister, Beulah Moore.

Visitation and funeral services will be held at New Hope United Methodist Church, 4525 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310 on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Family will begin greeting guests at 10 a.m., with funeral service starting at 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place on Monday, March 5, at 2 p.m., at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Highland Park American Legion Post #374.

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