Gary W. Cox of Lewiston will celebrate his 80th birthday Friday at his nightly campfire with his family in Elk River.
He was born July 5, 1939, in Lewiston to Carl and Wilma Cox.
He and Carol Hutton were married June 2, 1962, in Lewiston.
His employment includes five years with Seaboard Finance, 24 years with Washington Water Power (now Avista) and 17 years at ATK (now Vista Outdoors), both in Lewiston.
He is a former member of the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, and is a member of the Elks and Eagles, both in Lewiston, and of the Moose in Clarkston.
Camping, gardening and spending time in his recreational vehicle are among his hobbies.
His wife died in February.
He has one son, one daughter, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.