He was born June 26, 1924 in Harmony to Eugene and Violet (Craig) Cox.
Following his return home from the military he worked in Terre Haute for Ordinance Depot Company. Then he began working for Lonestar Cement in Greencastle. While he was working for Lonestar he owned and operated the Standard Oil Gas Station on Depot Street. After selling the gas station he began working for Western Auto in Brazil.
In his younger days, Alfred enjoyed gardening and working on automobiles and was known to be a "prankster." Later in life he enjoyed watching old western movies, especially those with John Wayne. Family also became one of his life enjoyments.
Alfred also served as a volunteer fireman for the Van Buren Fire Department. He was a past member of the American Legion and was currently a member of the VFW. He was awarded the 25 year pin from Lonestar Concrete Company for his years of service.
Survivors include his children Judy Jordan and husband Gary, Brazil, Robert Eugene Cox, Brazil, Raymond Russell Cox and wife Debbie, Brazil, and John William Cox and wife Kathy, Greencastle; sister Dorothy Mosher, of Kansas; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friend to many. Alfred was considered "grandpa" to many others as well.
He is preceded by his wife Lillie Irene (Mosher) Cox and daughter Linda Sue Zettler grandson Jay Allen Cox and sister Norma Jean West.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at French Funeral Home with Richard Pippin officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery with military services.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9-11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at French Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association. Family requests casual attire for funeral and visitation.
Visit www.frenchfuneral-home.com to light a candle in his memory.