Lloyd Elmer Cox, 92, of Guthrie, OK departed this world for Heaven on Monday, May 13, 2019. He was born October 23, 1926, one of twin sons born to Edward and Edith (Smith) Cox in Guthrie, OK. He graduated from Guthrie High School in 1944. Lloyd and Louis were drum majors for the Guthrie High School Band. He was also in the ROTC. After a short time at the University of Oklahoma, he enlisted in the United States Merchant Marines and sailed in the South Pacific on ships taking supplies and troops to the war zone. Lloyd’s mother wrote a letter to President Roosevelt requesting that her twin sons be allowed to sail on the same ship because they had always been together. Her wish was granted by the President. He was honorably discharged
from the Merchant Marines in 1947. He then returned to Guthrie where he met Velma McNeil. They married in August 1947. After about two years, they built their first home in Guthrie. There were three children born to
them, Marilyn, John, and Ken. They had a wonderful marriage lasting seventy one years and nine months. For their twenty fifth wedding anniversary, Lloyd planned a cruise to the Bahamas and he was looking forward to their seventy second anniversary in three months. In the 1980’s, he and Velma bought an acreage in Sealy, Texas where he built a three car garage and a cover for their motorhome. They spent weekends and holidays there. He enjoyed spending his time there and making improvements to the property. It was a relaxing time for him but a lot of work which he enjoyed greatly. He went to work for Honeywell, Inc. in 1952, a job he loved and had for forty years, retiring in
1992. He was awarded for the top award of the Company to the Honeywell President’s Club several times and won trips to Puerto Rico, Boca Raton, Florida and San Diego, California. With the company, the family transferred to Kansas City, Missouri, Atlanta, Georgia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Houston, Texas. The last transfer was back to Guthrie in 1987. Lloyd, Velma,
and their family enjoyed living in different parts of the country but coming back to Guthrie was a real dream of Lloyd’s. He loved taking his family to different lakes and spent time with his children. He thought this was a good way to keep his family together. When Lloyd retired from Honeywell, he and Velma bought a motorhome and traveled with old friends and family for several years to different parts of the country. They belonged to two camping clubs where they traveled to different campgrounds and lakes. Lloyd and Velma were members of the First Christian Church for thirty two years where he enjoyed belonging and working. He is preceded in death by his parents and his son, Ken. Lloyd is survived by his wife, Velma; his children, Marilyn Callis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and John Cox of Guthrie; his brother, Louis Cox of Sealy, Texas; and many nieces, nephews, and other family members.
He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the First Christian Church with Pastor Ronnie Fields officiating. Services are under the direction of Smith-Gallo Funeral Home.
Memorial donations in his name may be made to the First Christian Church, 402 East Noble Avenue, Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044.
Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.smithgallo.com.