Welcome to the memorial page for

Zane Cox

April 16, 1936 ~ September 23, 2017 (age 81)
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Raymond Zane Cox, age 81, of Harpster, Ohio, passed away

on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:15pm at the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing

and Rehabilitation Center, Upper Sandusky.


Zane was born on April 16, 1936 in Greenup, Kentucky to Owen and Alice (Elam) Cox, both of whom are deceased. He married Joyce E. Cottrell on October 21, 1957 at the

Harpster United Methodist Church and she survives.


He is survived by two sons, David Cox of Harpster and Tim Cox of Upper Sandusky, three granddaughters: Aerial (Adam) Frank of Bowling Green, Ohio, Allexandra Cox of Findlay, and Amber Cox of Bowling Green, along with one great grandson, Declan Frank. A sister, Dorothy Wolfrum of Warsaw, Indiana also survives.


Zane was preceded in death by a daughter in law, Jane Cox and a sister, Barbara Johns.


He was a 1954 graduate of Harpster High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy as a boiler operator during the Korean War era. He utilized the skills he learned in the Navy in his work in boiler operations at Marion General Hospital for many years. 


Zane served as a member of the Harpster-Pitt Township Volunteer Fire Department for many years.  He was a member of Harpster United Methodist Church since 1960.  Zane enjoyed fishing and hunting, raising iris and roses, and tested roses for Jackson-Perkins.  He painted cars, enjoyed leathercraft and photography, made jewelry and repaired clocks. Zane was a loyal fan of the Cleveland Indians.


Funeral services for Raymond Zane Cox will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, September 28th at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky, with Pastor Soo-Hea Park officiating.  Burial will follow at Little Sandusky Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted.


Visitation will be held from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, September 27th at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky.


Memorial contributions may be made to Harpster United Methodist Church and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Harpster United Methodist Church

 Service Information

September 27, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
476 S. Sandusky Ave.
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

Funeral Service
September 28, 2017

11:00 AM
476 S. Sandusky Ave.
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

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