Johnnie Lanier Cox

Monday, June 15, 2015

Johnnie Lanier Cox passed away at age 95 at the Circle of Life on May 21, 2015. He was born on August 25, 1919 in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He is the son of Hugh Orestes Cox and Lilly Ophelia Gresham.

He served in the army during WWII and fought at D Day and the Battle of the Bulge, He retired from Cal Trans. He was a passionate man who loved life, his family and friends.

He is survived by his three children Lana Sanders Chow and her husband Phil Chow of Pocatello. Idaho, Chris Cox and wife Jill Jarvis of Kansas City, Missouri, Joan Cox and her partner Gary Hurst of Newport Beach ,California, six grandchildren and his sister Joyce of San Bernardino, California plus several great grandchildren.

A Celebration of his life will be held at the Nelson Chapel of the Springs in Eureka Springs on Saturday, June 20th at 10::00 a.m. A reception will follow at The Best Western Convention Center - Inn of the Ozarks. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Veteran's Administration. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at