Millard “Billy” Cox, 95, of Bridge City, Texas passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur.
Billy was born September 9, 1924 in Joaquin, Texas to James Edwin Cox and Rhoda Kyle Cox.
Billy was a resident of Bridge City for 27 years and member of the Baptist faith. He retired as a heavy equipment operator from Texaco.
He proudly served in the U. S. Army from 1943-1946, and was a construction foreman, expert rifleman, and held the rank of sergeant.
Billy was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed gardening, mowing his lawn, and finding treasures to give to others. He had a big heart with an extra soft spot for children. He never met a stranger and knew more jokes than anybody else on the planet.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Virginia “Jenny” Cox; sisters Anna Lee Britnell, and Dollie McElroy; brothers, Herman Cox, Marvin Cox, and Jerry Cox.
Survivors include his daughter, Karen Duplechin and husband Keith of Lufkin; son, Rodney Cox of Port Arthur; grandchildren, Carly Palumbo and husband Troy, Christopher Cox, Kevin Duplechin and wife Erin, Kody Duplechin and wife Carlie, Kegan Duplechin and wife Jessica; and five great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff of Oak Grove Nursing Home for their excellent and compassionate care.