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Lyle Cecil Cox

Lyle Cecil Cox, 88, Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, at his home in Hannibal.

Lyle was born Nov. 3, 1934, in Oologah, Okla., to John Cecil Cox and Vada Marie Crawford Cox. He was married to Betty Ellen Roland on April 15, 1955, in Hannibal. She survives.

Lyle Cecil Cox

Other survivors include his children, Sandy See (Jack), New London, Mo.; and Alan Cox (Lori), Hannibal; one sister, Oleta Moore (Ron), North Highland, Calif.; four grandchildren, Jeremiah See (Andrea), Andy See (Amy), Cassie See McLaughlin (Ryan), and Alana Cox Lewellen (Denny); 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Robert Snow; and seven stepbrothers and stepsisters.

Lyle was a retired self-employed contractor and homebuilder. He also previously worked for 14 years with Bleigh Construction as a bricklayer.

He was a proud registered member of the Cherokee Indian Nation of Tahlequah, Okla. He enjoyed fishing and hunting deer, and in his younger years, also hunted duck, rabbit, turkey and squirrel. 

A talented gardener, Lyle loved to raise the perfect tomato plants each summer. Fish fries with family, spending time reading his Bible and simply enjoying his family were a few of Lyle’s favorites.

Lyle was a longtime member  of the Prince Avenue Baptist Church where he also taught Sunday School for over 45 years and served as a deacon.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 9, at Prince Avenue Baptist Church in Hannibal. Pastor Joe Thrower will officiate. Burial will follow at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.

Pallbearers will be Jeremiah See, Andy See, Ty See, Jacob See, Alan Cox and Jack See.

Friends and family are invited to Lyle’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, at the church.

The family is being served by the James O’Donnell Funeral Home of Hannibal, MO. 

Memorials may be made to Prince Avenue Baptist Church or Mt. Zion Christian Church.

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