Albert B. “Dude” Cox, 81, Edinburgh, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Four Seasons Retirement Center in Columbus.
He was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Edinburgh to Albert M. and Mary E. (Botts) Cox.
He married Myrtle (Nichols) Cox, and she survives.
Other survivors include a son, Tim (Tina) Cox of Martinsville; daughters, Melody Cox of Perry, Florida, and Dawn (Matt) Campbell of Franklin; granddaughters, Amber Farricker and Kate Campbell; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded by his parents and a brother, George R. Cox.
He was a 1951 graduate of Edinburgh High School.
He was a member of the former Edinburgh First Christian Church then attended Edinburgh Apostolic Tabernacle Church. He was a member of Edinburgh Masonic Lodge No. 100, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine Temple, Order of the Eastern Star, Columbus Elks Club 520 and Moose Lodge.
He served 12 years on the Edinburgh Community School Board and three years on the Edinburgh Town Council.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog Molly, fishing and mushroom hunting.
He owned Hoosier Veneer in Trafalgar until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of Fine Hardwood Association, serving as president for several years.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, 302 E. Main Cross St., Edinburgh, with the Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Calling will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana; and/or the children’s Sunday school department at Apostolic Tabernacle Church in Edinburgh.