Reanus E. Cox

Reanus E. Cox, 87, of Panama died Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Panama. Reanus was born Jan. 31, 1926, in Tahona to Sim and Vada (Phillips) Cox. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was involved in the Normandy Invasion. He was retired as a lock and dam operator for the civil service and also retired as chief of the Panama Fire Department. Reanus was a member of the Moshulatubbee Masonic Lodge, Cameron. Survivors include his sons, Keith Cox of Panama, Scott Hilstrom of Tamaha; stepsons, Gerald Gotes of Poteau, Gary Walker of Dallas, Ore.; stepdaughter, Gayle James of Shady Point; 10 grandchildren, Shannon and Vickie Gotes, Scottie and Kim Gotes, Heather and Jamie Stewart, Cheryl Jasso, Robyn and Jeff Brewer, Cassie James, Shaun Colwell, Sierra Hilstrom, Kendra Walker and Lacey Walker; 18 great-grandchildren, Chloe and Gavin, Jordan, Faith, Hope and Jacob, Kaylin Cardenas, Hayden McGuire, Ayriana Jasso, Isaac Martinez, Rylee and Jackson, Cole, Joy Lynn and Dalton, Gavin and Alexis, Jace; and other relatives and loved ones.Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Panama Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. David Nolen and Roger Kite officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau.The family will visit with relatives and friends at Evans and Miller Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday.You may leave an online message at