David Lee Cox, born December 11, 1949, in Fort Dodge, IA, passed away on October 18, 2018 in Hollister, MO.
To say he lived a full life is an understatement. He had a knack for leaving an impression and enriching the lives of those around him. He never met a stranger he couldn’t schmooze and we mean that in the most loving kind of way. Anyone who made a 2 hour trip to the grocery store with him (he always told us that we’d just be in and out) can tell you, he was one of the warmest, most endearing souls you could meet. In his 68 years of life, he managed to become a lot of things to a lot of people: son, father, soon-to-be-grandpa, brother, husband, fiancé, uncle, advisor, provider, entrepreneur, horticultural enthusiast, amateur swing coach (it’s all about the tempo), drinking buddy, smurf, comedian, storyteller, and most definitely a friend. He’ll be remembered as an overly generous man who would have done anything for his children, those who shared his love, and those in need.
To quote a not-so-inside joke: “What’s Dave ever done for us?” It turns out, quite a bit.
He is survived by his sister Mary Jo and her husband Mike Green of Branson, brother James and his wife Kathy Cox of Branson, daughter Lisa Dowling of Oregon, daughter Corinne and son-in-law Cody Murphy of Arkansas, son Darin and daughter-in-law Katie Cox of Wisconsin, fiancé Carmen Lawson of Branson, and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Wendell and Marie Cox, brothers John and Kevin Cox, and son Riley Cox.
Arrangements have been made for a celebration of life Friday, October 26th from 4-8 pm in the Regal Room at Pointe Royale Clubhouse in Branson, MO. The service will be officiated by Pastor Dan Reed of Dave’s home church Grace Bible Fellowship. The room will be open at 4pm with the ceremony beginning at 6pm. We invite all to come and pay respects, offer a story, and share a drink.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Grace Bible Fellowship, 162 Industrial Park Dr., Hollister, Mo. 65672 or the American Heart Association, 2446 E. Madrid, Springfield, Mo. 65804 in his name.