half mastMADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/19/17) — Flags will fly at half-mast through sunset Nov. 25 in honor of former Madisonville Mayor William M. “Bill” Cox, who passed away today at Baptist Health Louisville at the age of 75.

Madisonville Mayor David Jackson issued the flag-lowering order today.

Cox served as mayor 1990-94, and served one term as a state representative. His lifelong political career spanned beyond local government that included positions on state and federal levels as vice chairman of KET Authority, vice chairman of the Kentucky Public Service Commission, Kentucky Council on Higher Education, Kentucky Department of Revenue commissioner, a lieutenant governor’s office chief assistant and was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as a federal highway administrator.

The businessman was a past president of Madisonville Chamber of Commerce. Cox owned Thomas Heavy Hauling in Madisonville, served as senior vice president at Ligon Specialized Haulers, vice president of Landstar Ranger in Jacksonville, Florida and president of Economy Transport in Tampa. He also worked for Presnell Associates and QK4 Engineering in Louisville and Kentucky Association of Counties in Frankfort.

Cox, a 1960 graduate of Madisonville High School and 1965 graduate of the University of Kentucky, was a member of Christian Church, a member of the Madisonville Noon Kiwanis Club, a UK Fellow and Master Mason.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

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