Dateline: September 18, 2008
William “Pick” Cox, 79, died Tuesday, September 9, 2008, in
were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2008, in the First
Baptist Church in Hedley with Rev. Bruce Howard, Pastor, Rev. Carl Cox,
son, and John Hall, officiating. Burial followed at Rowe Cemetery in
Hedley. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors
was born December 3, 1928, in Bovina, to Thomas Francis and Florence Lee
Ashcraft Cox. He married Laqueta Joy Hoover on August 3, 1949, at Paducah.
Pick worked on many ranches in Texas including The Matadors, The
Triangles, JY’s, and several others. Pick also worked on the Werner
Brothers in Wyoming. His life long love was going out with the wagon at
the Matadors. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hedley.
was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Thomas Cox, Jr.; a
son-in-law, Elgie McCleskey; and a grandson, Jamon Lee Cox.
include his wife, Laqueta Cox of Hedley; a son, Carl Cox and wife Christy
of Texhoma; four daughters, Sandra Hatcher and husband Ronald of
Childress, Janette Wagner and husband Jerry of Hedley, Linda Crump and
husband Morris of Clarendon, Lucy Poole and husband Joe of Hedley; a
sister Loys Cox of Childress; eight grandchildren, Billy Ray Cates, Joel
Layton, James McCleskey, Willie McCleskey, Elwyn McCleskey, Wyman
McCleskey, Jessie Cox, and Jordan Cox; 13 great grandchildren; and
numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.
family requests that memorials be made to Rowe Cemetery Association or
Hedley Sr. Citizens.
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