2018 Parade Marshal

William (Bill) Ulysses Cox

The 151st West Virginia Memorial Day Parade Committee is honored to present William (Bill) Ulysses Cox as one of the 2018 Parade Marshals.

He was born in Grafton, WV on May 26, 1926. He is the only child of Ulysses Sheridan and Hazel (Wolfe) Cox. In 1929 his family moved to York Run in Preston county where he grew up, helping with farming and harvesting and cattle raising.

In 1943 Mr. Cox graduated from Fellowsville High School. He was inducted into the United States Army, 43rd Infantry Division and served from December 1944 to November 1946 in the Pacific Theater, Philippine Liberation and the Occupation of Japan as a Tech 4.

When he returned from his service to his country, Bill worked at Musgroves Wholesale Grocery. He retired from Builders Service and Supply where he handled sales and purchasing. Upon retirement, he enjoyed hunting and built a large shop to pursue his hobby of woodworking.

Mr. Cox spent 30 plus years as an adult volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America through the Mountaineer Area Council. He earned several awards including the Silver Beaver which is the top honor awarded to volunteers.

Bill is married to Sarah (Kirby) Cox. They have four children: Susan Domico, Carl Cox (deceased), Jennifer Jenkins and Paul Cox. Their family also includes six grandsons and two great-grandchildren.