May 30, 2024

Earl E. “Blackie” Cox

Earl E. “Blackie” Cox
Age: 89
Died: Friday, April 14, 2017 at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin
Born: July 24, 1927 in Neosho County
Parents: Herbert Alva & Mary Dewey (Clifford) Cox
Marriage: to Eileen Herrin on February 25, 1951 at Huntsville, Arkansas

Memberships: Kansas Association of Chiefs Of Police
Kansas Peace Officers Association
McAfee-Stebens VFW Post of Lakin
Lakin Masonic Lodge

Blackie attended school in Erie. He started his work career by driving a truck for Banfield Meat Packing Co. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1951 He moved to Lakin and did farm work and smaller jobs like building cattle oilers and chemical process work. He then started working as a Police Officer in Lakin and became the Chief of Police for 25 years. After retiring from police work he did disk rolling, harvest work, hay hauling. He was a Gas & Oil Contract Pumper and truck driver until he was 85 years old. He enjoyed fishing & riding motorcycles on trips with his wife. He was preceded in death by his parents, Son- Kenneth Dean Cox, 2 Brothers- Jim Cox & Don Cox & 3 Sisters-Margaret Driscoll, Mary Jeanette Kent & Evelyn Mintz.

Survivors: Wife Eileen Cox Home
2 Sons Thomas Earl Cox Pueblo West, Colorado
Jack Richard Cox Peyton, Colorado
2 Daughters Connie Jo Bryant Carthage, Missouri
Marjorie Lynn Hendershot Lakin
2 Sisters Betty Trumbull Chanute
Joan Wise Chanute
Brother Billy Cox Chula Vista, California
9 Grandchildren
16 Great-Grandchildren
1 Great-Great-Granddaughter

Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Tuesday
Place: United Methodist Church in Lakin
Officiating: Rev Aaron Duell
Burial: Lakin Cemetery
Graveside Rites: Kansas Army National Guard Honor Guard
American Legion District 8 Honor Guard
Memorials: Santa Fe Trail Council of Boy Scouts Of American or
Alzheimer’s Association in care of Garnand Funeral Home
Calling Hours: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Tuesday
At Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin
Condolences may be posted at

Garnand Funeral Home 508 N. Main, Box 91 Lakin, Ks 67860 620-355-7575