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Obituary: Marlin W. Cox Sr., Columbus

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Marlin W. Cox Sr., 79, of Dawnshire Drive, died at 8:11 p.m. May 4, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Marlin was born December 3, 1934, in Acton, Indiana, the son of Ralph and Flossie Hilderbrand Cox. He married Lily Poliahu August 30, 1955.

Raised on a farm, he was employed at Cummins Engine Company for 28 years and was a U.S. Army veteran who fought in the Korean War. He enjoyed playing softball, bowling and pitching horse shoes.

Marlin was a former member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved listening to his children sing.

The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Jim Kleinhenz officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Friday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Survivors include his sons, Jerry Wayne (Diane) Cox and Marlin Wayne (Cindy) Cox Jr., all of Columbus, and Carey Wayne (Susie) Cox, of Edinburgh; daughters, Linda L. (Rick) Roberts, Anita A. (Mike) Brooks, Marlene L. (Kyle) Huckaby and Kim L. (Steve) Hyden, all of Columbus; brothers, Clarence (Sheila) Cox of Columbus and Ralph (Dee) Cox of Ohio; along with 34 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.

Marlin was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, daughter Leah R. Talkington, and brothers Jim Cox and Bill Cox.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Thursday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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