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Reaborn G. Cox
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Reaborn G. Cox, 74, of Herrin, died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the
V. A. Medical Center in Marion, IL.

Reaborn after graduation from Herrin Township High School served in the USMC for 5 years and served in Vietnam. He graduated from the Colorado State Patrol Academy and became Colorado State Trooper in 1974. He served for 28 years until the onset of Alzheimer’s disease forced him to retire. He received many award including “Trooper Of The Year” and many for the outstanding Drug Interdiction Program, which he helped develop for the patrol.

Reaborn loved to hunt, fish, golf and travel. Cruise vacations were determined by what islands had golf courses he could play on. He greatly enjoyed taking family and friends around the state of Colorado to share the beauty of the state he loved. He loved the Denver Broncos.

He was born July 20, 1943 in Herrin, IL to Dalton E. and Wilma Omedia (Bradshaw) Cox.

Reaborn was united in marriage with Kathy Townsend on December 21, 1963 in Herrin, IL.

Surviving are his wife, Kathy Cox of Herrin; son and daughter-in-law, Brent & Toni Cox of Swink, CO; granddaughter, Danica Cox of Colorado Springs, CO; sister and brother-in-law, Judy & Shad Shadowens of Mulkeytown; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl “Podge” & Gloria Cox of Herrin, Bob & Jeanne Dial of Clearmont, FL; aunt, Grace Ayers of Herrin; nieces and nephews, Darla & Wayne Peterson, Greg Olkoski & Malinda Leposky, Jeff & Beckie Olkoski, J.K. & Susan Olkoski, Shawn & Kimberly Cox, and Bryce Cox; great nieces and nephews, Timothy Peterson, Ashlie Cole, Kelsie Olkoski, Sarah Olkoski, Kayla Olkoski, Shay Olkoski, Heather Olkoski, Will Cox, Chesney Cox, Autumn Cox, Taylor Baldwin, and Mason Leposky.

A Memorial Service will be at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm with Rev. Dan Taylor officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Community Living Center at Marion V.A. Medical Center, 2401 West Main Street, Marion, IL 62959, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


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Visitation

Thursday

30

Nov

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

Memorial Service

Thursday

30

Nov

6:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

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