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    • Joe Roark
      November 26, 1923 Harry Johnson was born. He died in April 2020 on the 30th, at age 96. He won the AAU Mr. America in 1959.
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      Contests of Granville Gayle Cox  Jan 25, 1939 to Nov 25, 2018 by Joe Roark Dec 06, 1958 - 4th in 148 Tennessee State WL Chps: 160-150-195 = 510 date 1959?  - 2nd in Mr. Knoxville and 2nd in 148 East TN. WL 175-160-210 = 545 Dec 05, 1959 - 2nd in 148 TN. State WL 190-175-230 = 595 Mar 27, 1960 - 10th in 148 Mid States WL 180-175-230 = 585 Feb 18, 1961 - 2nd in Mr. Capitol District and 4th in 148  200-190-245 = 635 May 06, 1961 - 2nd in Mr. Hampton Roads and 4th in 165  220-205-260 = 685 Sep 02, 1961 - 2nd in 165 Norfolk Open  210-190-240 = 640 May 05, 1962 - 2nd in Mr. Virginia Sep 08, 1962 - 5th in Mr. Strength & Health and 4th in 148  200-195-260 = 655 Nov 24, 1962 - Won Mr. Ohio Valley and Won 148  210-205-270 = 685 Jan 12, 1963 - 4th in Mr. Dixie, won mm, and won 148  205-195-255 = 655 Mar 22, 1963 - Won 148 Southeast PL Chps in Chattanooga  BP 260  Sq 350 = 610 Mar 24, 1963 - Won Mr. Kentucky and Won 148  190-195-265 = 650 (or was this Apr 20th?) Sep 07, 1963 - 3rd Mr. Strength & Health and 4th in 165  220-200-270 = 690 Sep 29, 1963 - 4th in 165 Ohio Valley WL  205-190-270 = 665 Nov 24, 1963 - 4th Mr. KYANA and 3rd in 181 WL  225-190-275 = 690 Apr 12, 1964 - 2nd in 165 Derbytown WL  240-220-285 = 745 ( or was this May 16th ?) Oct 25, 1964 - Novice men body weight 160, deadlift 440 in Cincy Feb 27, 1965 - Invitational PL in Chattanooga Won the 148 via  275-390-435 = 1100 Mar 27, 1965 Won 148 t Kentucky State WL via  210-210-275 = 695 won Best Lifter May 01, 1965 - 2nd in 148 All South Chps  215-215-255 = 685 May 15, 1965 - Won Mr. Cheasapeake Bay and Won 148  210-205-260 = 675 Nov 27, 1965 - 2nd Mr. Tri Cities and weighing 155 he deadlifted 280
    • peter yates
      Certainly lived a full and active life.
    • Joe Roark
      Granville Gayle Cox Jan 25, 1939 to Nov 25, 2018 Relevant to this FOTD is that he placed 4th in the Mr. Kyana contest, and 3rd in the 181 class weight- lifting via:  225 - 190 - 275 = 690. Granville Cox January 25, 1939 ~ November 25, 2018 (age 79) Granville Cox, 79, of Danville, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Ephraim McDowell Hospital. Granville Gayle Cox, 79, of Danville, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018. Granville was the son of late Claude and Virginia Cox. He was born January 25, 1939 in Washington D.C. and grew up in Wytheville, Virginia. He graduated from George Wythe High School in 1956. He played guard on the 54 and 55 Maroons football team and ran the half mile on the track team. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Wytheville, where he served as crucifer and as acolyte. Granville was a member of the Boy Scout Troop 394 and was awarded the rank of Eagle Scouting 1957. In the summer of 1956, he worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor at Camp Powhatan of the Blue Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America.Granville graduated from the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry. He was a member of the Cross Country, Wrestling and Track Teams and the Student Waiters Guild at Sewanee. Granville was retired from the U.S. Forest Service where he worked for 36 years, primarily as a Compartment Prescriptionest, Lead Timber Marker and as a mixmaster during severe fire seasons, mixing fire retardant and loading air tankers. Granville married his wife of 45 years, Thelma Louise McCollum on August 14, 1973. Granville enjoyed physical training and sports competitions. He won several weightlifting championships including three Kentucky State Championships (63,64,65) and three physique competitions (Mr. Ohio Valley 62; Mr. Kentucky 63; and Mr. Chesapeake Bay 65). He also competed in long distant running and timbersports competitions. He and his sawing partners won 4 Kentucky State Crosscut Sawing Championships and he won one Kentucky State Underhand Chopping Championship. Granville was a long time member of the Somerset, Kentucky Bird Club and The Kentucky Ornithological Society. He spent many hours roaming the hills and woods looking for birds and had helped with more than 60 Audubon Christmas Bird Counts. Granville also enjoyed reading and was a fan of automobile racing.He was a member of and a trustee of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Danville. Granville is survived by his wife, Thelma; Two sisters, Frances Smith of Washington State and Barbara Jackson (Bill) of Winchester, Virginia. Funeral service will be on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00AM at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 285 North Hill N Dale Dr. Danville with Pastor David Wittenberg officiating. Visitation will be at 9 AM until the start of service. Burial will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church Cemetery in Ottenheim, Kentucky. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/194979779/granville-gayle-cox I have found many more contests than are mentioned in this obituary- about two dozen more. With one exception he competed at Gayle Cox. The exception was G. Gayle Cox.
    • Joe Roark
      November 23, 1957 Marion Stress won the Mr. Southeast Michigan.  I can find no other contests for him. Does this mean he retired undefeated?
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