Nelson Cox, 76, of Rochester

Nelson Cox, 76, of Rochester, passed away at 4:00 AM Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at his residence.

On March 18, 1948, Nelson Edward was born in Rochester to Henry N. and Pauline N. Heishman Cox.  He shared his growing up years with his sister, Darlene.  In 1966 he proudly graduated from Rochester High School.

Answering the call of patriotism, SP4 Cox served in the army during the Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged in 1974.

Nelson and Gloria Jo Floyd were married on January 18, 1994 in Rochester and have shared 30 years of life's adventures.

As a professional truck driver, Nelson often was on a long haul, traveling coast to coast to his destination.  His memberships include The LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post # 36, The Veterans of Foreign Wars # 1343 and the Fraternal Order Of Eagles # 852, all of Rochester.

Nelson is survived by his wife Gloria; three daughters: Shannon Yochum and husband Rob of Winslow, Ark; Wendy Goodman of Rochester; Bobbie Jo Stewart, of Etna Green; two sons: Nelson Cox Jr., of Rochester; Jason Ray Goodman, of Lafayette; 12 grandchildren; a sister: Darlene Boyd of Evansville and numerous great grandchildren and nieces and a nephew.

Preceding Nelson in death are his parents, grandson Jacob Goodman and his mother-in -law, Olivia Kleine.

A graveside service for Nelson Edward Cox will be at 10.00 AM on Monday, April 15, 2024 at the Athens Hoover Cemetery. 

Military honors will be conducted by the Fulton County Veteran’s Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Honors Team.

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