C. Arnold Cox, a former dairy farmer and Wyoming County supervisor, died Monday in Eastside Nursing Home. He was 82.
A native of Middlebury, he owned and operated a farm on West Middlebury Road until his retirement in the early 1990s.
Mr. Cox was a former director of Upstate Milk Cooperatives, Arcade Farms Cooperative, Niagara Frontier Cooperative Bargaining Agency, O-AT-KA Milk Products Cooperative and the Dairy Council of the Niagara Frontier, as well as a former director and president of the New York State Council of Farmer Cooperatives.
He was a town councilman in Middlebury from 1984 to 1990 when he was elected supervisor and served on the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors from 1990 to 2002.
He was a 50-year member of Wyoming Hook and Ladder Company; a 60-year member of Warsaw Lodge 549, Free & Accepted Masons; a lifelong member and former elder of First Presbyterian Church of Wyoming; a charter member of the Wyoming Sportsmen's Club; a member of the Wyoming Grange 943; a former member of Lodge 560, Loyal Order of Moose, Warsaw; and former member and past president of the Wyoming Central Board of Education.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Doris Griffen; two sons, Brian of Perry Center and Roland of Wyoming; a daughter, Nancy Knorr of Rochester; a sister, Elinor Wallace of Le Roy; a brother, Russell of Wyoming; and 14 grandchildren.
A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church of Wyoming, 5 N. Academy St. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery.