Larry Cox, 62

Larry Gene Cox, 62, passed away Sunday, June 2, in Kokomo.

He was born in Miami County on Nov. 29, 1950 to Jim and Ada Cox. He retired from Amtrol/Thrush in 1995 after 25 years of service.

Larry enjoyed playing pool for the APA and other pool leagues. He enjoyed playing Texas Hold’em and also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Peru Eagles Lodge for 30 plus years, serving as a Trustee Officer.

He is survived by his former wife Beverly (Keown) Shorter, Kokomo, two daughters, Jody (Cox) Sopher (Stone) and husband Joe Sopher, Peru, and Victoria (Cox) Barrus, Peru, eight grandchildren, Ashley Stevens, Isiah Stevens, Jaelyn Harteroad, Rickie Stone, Eli Stone, Haylie Barrus, Jacob Rutledge, Sierra Church, and one great grand child all of Peru.

Larry had five brothers, Tom Cox (deceased) Peru, Mike (Kristi) Cox, Peru, Jeff (Patty) Cox, Peru, Roger Cox (deceased), Richard Cox (deceased), and three sisters, Judy Smith, Peru, Sue Beal, Peru, and Sharon Smith, Peru, and 16 nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held Friday, June 7, at 2 p.m., following the viewing from noon to 2 p.m., at the Eagles Lodge. Burial will follow in Crider Chapel Cemetery, rural Peru.

Love offerings to the family are greatly appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the service.

McClain Funeral Home, Denver has been entrusted with the arrangements. The online guestbook can be signed at

Posted on 2013 Jun 05