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George Charles Cox

July 11, 1922 - September 25, 2022

George Charles Cox, age 100, of Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, September 25, 2022.

Born in Kennett Square, PA on July 11, 1922, he was a son of the late Lewis Price and Laura (Hanna) Cox. George proudly served in the United States Army during World War II as part of the 607th Tank Destroyer Battalion, fighting from Normandy to Czechoslovakia. Following the war, he worked for the Crawford Greenewalt Estate, retiring after 40 dedicated years.

George enjoyed gardening and puzzles. He was a man who could do most anything, from helping to build houses to doing all kinds of repairs. Most of all, he cherished spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Ida E. (Proud) Cox; 3 brothers; and 7 sisters. He is survived by his loving daughters, Cheryl A. Ferrante (Wayne) of Hockessin, and Nancy VanVeen (Joseph) of Hockessin; granddaughter, Sarah VanVeen (Julio Mendez) of Newark; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family extends their sincere gratitude to the caring staff at The Summit.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. A committal service will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George‚Äôs memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or by clicking here.

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  • Cheryl, Wayne and Family: sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Father, may your precious memories of a life well lived comfort you all at this difficult time. Nancy Kennedy

  • Cheryl and Nancy, May you have peace in the thoughts that your parents are now together. Your father will live on in your thought and memories. God bless you both.

  • Dear Cheryl, Nancy & Family,

    My heart and prayers ate with you always!! I feel truly blessed to have had the privilege to have met George. I always want to give him a big hug. I will truly miss George. May God wrap his arms around you all and give you all much peace, and I know he will. George will always be with you all and will look over you all.
    Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories to love and cherish.
    Love,
    Sherri

  • Dear Cheryl & Nancy,
    I have such good memories of times spent at your house especially family picnics. George was a good man. I know he & your mom are reunited. Linda & I are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.
    Sincerely,
    Pam Brittingham & Linda Starr