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© Shawnee News Star
1924 - 2008

Funeral services for Roscoe Barbour Cox were held at First Presbyterian Church of Chandler on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 10 a.m. Interment followed at Oak Park Cemetery.
Roscoe Barbour Cox, was a lifelong citizen of Chandler, Oklahoma. He was born October 29, 1924, and died September 26, 2008 in Miami, Florida.
His college work at Oklahoma A&M College {now Oklahoma State University} was interrupted when he was called into service during World War II. Following discharge from the service, he completed his college work and graduated with a degree in business from Oklahoma A&M in 1949.
He worked with Aetna Life Insurance Company ,then was involved in oil leasing and managing the family's farmland. He was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 1953 and served nine terms in that position.
He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, a charter member of the Rotary Club of Chandler, Matheny-Burt Post # 64 of the American Legion, Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Masonic Lodge # 58, Citizens for the Improvement of Chandler {CIC}, Lincoln County Historical Society, Chandler Alumni Association and Lincoln County On-Stage.
As a member of First Presbyterian Church, he served as an elder and treasurer. Among his honors, he was named Chandler's Citizen of the Year by the Chandler Lions Club, Legionnaire of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Mason of the Year and Alumnus of the Year.
Preceding him in death was his father, Roscoe; mother, Avis and sister, Carolyn Adams.
Surviving is his sister, Avis Ann Frellick {Francis}; loving nephews and nieces, Ann Nayyar {Gajinder}, John Adams {Susan}, Paul Frellick {Grace Baranek}, Marcia Frellick {Dan Kening}, Ross Frellick {Michele} and three loving care-givers, Cynthia Steele, Joy Williams and Norma Collins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested that memorial gifts be made to First Presbyterian Church, 222 W. 8th Street, Chandler, Oklahoma, 74834 or Rotary Club of Chandler, 906 E 1st Street, Chandler, Oklahoma, 74834.

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