SOUTH PARIS – Frank E. Cox, 86, a resident of East Livermore, died Friday, May 29, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris following a long illness.

He was born on Sept. 25, 1922, in East Livermore, the son of Edson and Hazel (Dyer) Cox and attended the schools of East Livermore.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945, stationed in Africa, Italy and France. Frank worked for International Paper Co., Otis Mill in Jay, the Livermore Mill, retiring from the Androscoggin Mill in Jay in 1984.

On May 8, 1993, he married Bertha Bachelder Rackliff; she passed away in 1995. Frank was a member of the VFW, Post 3335 of Jay. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, and dancing.

He is survived by a daughter, Sue Gammon and her husband, Craig, of Canton; two sons, Michael Cox and his wife, Linda, of Cornish and Timothy Cox and his wife, Patricia, of Livermore; a brother, Ronald Cox; two sisters, Mayvilla Lee and Fleta Schmidt; step-sons, Dennis, Dale, Gregory, Raynold, Stanley, Neal and Nelson; a step-daughter, Peggy Sue Gelinas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a brother, Edson Cox Jr.; stepdaughters Beverly Trafton and Nancy Knight; stepson Buddy Rackliff; and grandchildren Kimberly, Andrew and Autum.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Maine Veterans’ Home for their exceptional care during his stay.

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