Claris E. "Tommy" Cox, 99 - Gandeeville

Claris E. "Tommy" Cox, 99, of Gandeeville, died Sunday, May 29, 2005, in the Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood.

He was born February 4, 1906, a son of the late Perry Clayton and Martha Jane Anderson Cox. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Lawson Cox in 1984; one brother, Orville Cox; one sister, Beatrice Bickerstaff.

Mr. Cox lived the majority of his life in Roane County. In his early life, he spent a short time working in the family business. Later, he worked as a carpenter build houses in Roane, Jackson and Kanawha counties.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Joe Evans of Spencer; a son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Janet Cox of Clarksburg; a sister, Evelyn Taylor of Princeton; a brother, Harold Cox of Belle; four grandchildren, April Custer of Clarksburg, Blake Cox of Clarksburg, Cindy Nutter of Waldorf, MD and Nathan Evans of San Marcos, CA; five great grandchildren, Cody Custer, Perry Cox, Dylan and Jacob Nutter and Noah Evans.

A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gandeeville Cemetery, Gandeeville, with the Rev. Larry Jones officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Roane County Scholarship Foundation, c/o Paul Hughes, 804 Summit St., Spencer, WV 25276.

John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer is in charge of arrangements.