Walter L. Cox – October 9, 2011


Walter L. Cox, 90, of Amarillo, died Sunday, October 9, 2011.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2011 in the Park Place Towers Parlor with the Rev. Bob Taliaferro, Rector, of St. Peters Episcopal Church officiating.  Interment will be in the St. Peters Columbarium.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mr. Cox was born in Iola, Kansas, December 29, 1920 and had lived in Amarillo since 1957.  He retired from Phillips Petroleum Company as Regional Manager of the Gas and Gas Liquids Department in 1983 after 35 years of service.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Battery Commander in the 87th Div. Artillery.  He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medals and several other service medals.  He was a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church; Amarillo Country Club and several Industry Organizations.  He was instrumental in the founding of St. Peters Episcopal in 1957 and was the last surviving member of the original Bishops Committee.  He served as first Sunday School Superintendent at St. Peters.
He graduated from the University of Kansas and the Institute of Gas Technology.
He married Donna Parsons in 1948 at McCune, Kansas and lived in Bartlesville, Oklahoma until their move to Amarillo, in 1957.
Survivors include his wife, Donna, of the home; two sons, Walter L. Cox, III and wife Judy of Birmingham, Alabama, Donald R. Cox and wife Becky of Austin, Texas; and a daughter, Kathryn VanDeusen and husband Kevin of Lubbock; four grandchildren, Christopher VanDeusen and wife Angela of Clear Lake, Iowa, Kelli Haxel and husband Josh of Dallas, Caroline Cox of Austin and William Cox of Austin; a sister, Mrs. Laurilla Crispell of Emporia, Kansas; and one great-granddaughter, Alexis VanDeusen.
The family suggests memorials to St. Peters Episcopal Church, 4714 N.W. 4th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79116; or to a favorite charity.

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