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Born Sept. 21, 1938, south of Seymour Dale LeRoy Cox, son of Orval and Effie Marie Fleetwood Cox, was born Sept. 21, 1938, south of Seymour. He departed this life Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, in his home, in Seymour, at the age of 67.
On Feb. 7, 1958, he was united in marriage to Macel Marlean Keen at Roy Union Church, in Roy, Mo., and to this union two sons and two daughters were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, David Wayne Cox, in 1987.
Dale is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Macel, of the home; three children, Barbara Mae Pohl and her husband, Richard Pohl, Jr., of Seymour, Jerry Paul Cox and his wife, Janet, of Seymour, and Rebecca Dalene Wiggins and her companion, Clint Misemer, of Seymour; seven grandchildren, Heather Dawn Wilkerson and her husband, Barty, of Seymour, William Richard Pohl and his wife, Christina, of Springfield, Austin Dale Pohl, of Seymour, Jodi Ann Cox and her companion, Thomas Jensen, of Seymour, Chance Dewayne Cox, of Seymour, Douglas Jay Wiggins, of Seymour, and Crystal Jade Misemer, of Seymour; three great-grandchildren, Ella Kara Wilkerson, David Richard LeRoy Wilkerson, and Broque Alec Thomas Jensen, all of Seymour; three step great-grandchildren, Jesse and Bethane Wilkerson, of Seymour, and Aubrey Woodward, of Louisburg, Mo.; four brothers, Keith Wayne Cox, of Hyrum, Utah, Glen William Cox and best friend, Ilona, of Springfield, Doyle Lee Cox and his wife, Mona, of Mansfield, and Ronald Ray Cox, of Ava; a brother-in-law, Troy Lee Keen, of Ava; a number of nieces and nephews, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
He was raised in the Ava community and attended Ava Schools where he met Macel their freshmen year in high school. They remained in Ava until 26 years ago when they moved to Seymour.
Dale was saved at revival in January 1958 at Roy Union Church. He then pastored many churches including, Beaver Valley Full Gospel in Ava, Sunshine Pentecostal in Hartville, Christian Outreach in Seymour, and Murray Church in Squires. He loved preaching God’s word, and singing with his wife, Macel, and playing his guitar at church. He was also a member of Bible Way Association.
He worked at Hutchens Steel Processors, of Seymour and Mansfield for 30 years, retiring Dec. 31, 2000. He also farmed and raised beef cattle. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting with his dogs, fishing, and farming and he loved spending time with his family.
Dale was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, and was a caring neighbor and friend.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Seymour with the Rev. Garry Hall officiating. Burial was in Seymour Masonic Cemetery.