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Mr. William Edgar Coxe

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“Ed and I hung out together ,coached our boys at baseball ,partied and loved Robin Trower " Bridge of Sighs" which we tried to emulated never...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Cooper Watson - Denham Springs, LA

“Dear Ed,I can't remember when we first met, but I do remember I knew you were the perfect husband for Maureen. Your warmth and friendly demeanor...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Becky Mendoza - Norwalk, CA

“I know you are in Heaven rejoicing with all our family. I love you and will see your smirky smile one day. Love and will miss you til I see you...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Gwen Fussell - Watson, LA

“In honor of the best father a girl could ever ask for. Until we meet again, I love you, Dad. DaddyBy Kristin Nicole CoxeAs I gaze at his chairIt...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kristin Coxe - Deltona, FL

“I'm so so sorry Maureen. I am glad you had so much quality time and know you have a strong faith. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Eileen Kennedy - Monrovia, CA

“When my mom and Ed told me that they were getting married I was 10 years old. I immediately told him that he was not my dad. I was little and sad...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Andrea Ostermann - Bellflower, CA

“Whenever I would walk into the room the first thing he would say to me is "Who are you?". That would always make me laugh! ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Sydney Ostermann - bellflower, CA

“He would always tell me when I came in the house "Who are you." That always made me laugh! ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Sydney Ostermann - bellflower, CA


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William Edgar "Ed" Coxe, born on June 19, 1958, passed away on August 11, 2020. Ed had been battling cancer for the last year. Born and raised in Louisiana, he spent most of his adult life in Los Angeles, California. Ed was a bi-centennial graduate of Live Oak High School, in Watson, Louisiana. Ed was a self-taught artist, with artwork displayed at the Great Lakes Naval Base in Chicago and the Smithsonian Museum. He was also an avid reader of literature. His preferred reading material ranged from the classics such as Edgar Allen Poe, H.G. Wells, and Shakespeare to comic books and anything in between. Since childhood, it always seemed he just couldn't get enough of reading. Ed was proud to be a U.S. Navy Veteran. He earned the rank of Boiler Technician 2nd Class and was awarded the National Defense Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southeast Asia Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Award. He used to say, "I took an oath when I joined the Navy to defend the country from enemies, both foreign and domestic. To my knowledge, no one has relieved me from that post." Survived by his wife, Maureen Coxe; 4 children, Kristin Coxe, Bryan Smith, Aaron Larsen, Andrea Ostermann; 2 siblings, brother, Berlin Coxe, sister Melissa Coxe; and numerous grandchildren, aunts and cousins. BT 2nd Class Coxe, you are now officially relieved of your post. R.I.P. A memorial service will be held online Saturday, August 29, at 1 p.m. on Facebook Live, YouTube, Vimeo, and other streaming locations. A permanent URL (https://spark.adobe.com/post/u5z7xZtolIQlM) will remain.