Obituary: Mr A. W. J. Cox

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Mr Alfred William James Cox, of Foston Road, Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. He was 87.

He was born in Peterborough, but moved to Grantham as a boy. He was the loving husband of Daisy for 64 years.

He has two sons, Stephen and Colin, grandchildren, Jody, Lucy, Danny, Emma and Paul and great-grandchildren, Tegan, Freya, Lacey, Theo, Lila, Megan, Olivia, Amelie and Noah.

During the Second World War he served in the Royal Air Force as an aircraft technician. He later worked as a universal grinder at Aveling Barford for 49 years. In his earlier years Mr Cox enjoyed athletics and cycling. He was a keen follower of Grantham Town Football Club and he enjoyed watching football on television.

He loved gardening and enjoyed playing bingo. His great love was to be around his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The Rev Nicky Marshall conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Daisy Cox, Stephen Cox, Colin Cox, Val Cox, Ros Cox, Emma and Nathan Short, Tegan, Freya and Lacey Short, Jody Cox, Kieran Dye, Lucy Cox, Jonathan Leuty, Dan Cox and Paul Leatherland.

Other mourners included: Michael Parnham, Sandra Parnham, Fred Leadbetter, Sheila and Cyril Lambley, Bruce Parr, Julie Lorne, John Mapletoft, Mick and Paula Gibson, Philip Hall, Enid Hewitt, Margaret Pacey, Mr and Mrs Matthews, Andrea Hardy, Samantha Key, Mrs Robinson, Shirley Hennessey, June and Paddy Rigby, Sally and Pauline Parnham, Mary Walsh, Nadine Wright, Joan Parnham, Martin and Jo Earl, Graham Hewson, Mr and Mrs Brown, David Hedworth, Anne Abbott, Burt Cook and Melvin Blake.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham. Donations were received for the British Heart Foundation.