The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

William Cox


April 22, 2021

William B. Cox May 31, 1942 – April 11, 2021

WB was born May 31, 1942, to Pearl and Everett Cox in Tulare, California. He graduated from Tulare Union High School in 1960. He was wed to Diane M. (Welty) Cox in 1965. Diane passed in June 2015.

He had two children, Paula and Joseph, they survive him. WB’s brother EJ Cox and EJ’s wife Joan, reside in Tehachapi, California. His cousin Jeanne Anika, resides in Covina, California. He has six grandchildren, Cali, Joseph, Cody, Robert, Elizabeth, Gracie and one great grandchild.

William served proudly in the United States Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician. He enlisted in 1960 and served through 1964. He was part of the Air Squadron VAW-13 also known as the Zappers. He received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Vietnam).

He retired from CenturyLink in 2004. He lived with his wife Diane in Astoria, Oregon until 2015. WB spent his remaining days in Grays River, Washington. He continued to buy and sell collectibles, swap stories and meet with friends.

William will join his wife Diane and rest in peace at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.

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