Philip M. Cox

Philip M. Cox

Philip Michael Cox, age 68, of Hamilton, MO, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at the Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron.

Philip was born on Nov. 3, 1949, in Chillicothe, to Martin M. and Viola (Wright) Cox. He was a 1967 graduate of the Penney High School, Hamilton, and then earned his Vocational Teaching Degree.

Phil honorably served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War from 1969-1972. Philip worked at a motorcycle shop, was a machinist and self-employed mechanic, was the head of the Caldwell County Road & Bridge Department for 12 years, taught at Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron for 15 years, and was a blacksmith and farmer.

Philip was a member of the Hamilton Baptist Church, where he served as a church deacon, and he was a member of the American Legion, the Missouri Steam and Gas Engine Association, and BAM-Blacksmith Association of Missouri.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jim Cox; and brother-in-law, Wayne Hillman.

He married Margaret “Margie” Mueller on Oct. 11, 1969, in Hamilton. They lived in Enterprise, AL for six years, but most of their life was spent in Hamilton. Margie survives of the home.

Additional survivors include a son, Michael (Susan) Cox of Sherman, IL, and their children, Kasie, Dillon and Derrick; son, Martin Cox of North Bend, WA and his children Ella and Lily; sisters, Kathleen (Bill) Murphy of Lenexa, KS, Judy (Gary) Thomas of Garland, TX, and Pam Hillman of Overland Park, KS; sister-in-law, Judy Cox of Kearney; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. (noon), on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Hamilton Baptist Church. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until noon, just prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Lick Fork Cemetery in Gallatin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron. Friends may call at Bram Funeral Home after 9:00 a.m. on Friday. Online condolences may be left at


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