Delbert “Ray” Cox

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Delbert ”Ray” Cox, 73 of Big Spring, died June 16, 2016, in a Midland Hospital. Memorial services were June 21 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring with Rev. Leandro Gonzales, officiating. He was born Dec. 19, 1942, in Wichita Falls to Olen and Lorene (Layne) Cox and married Oketa Ruth Follis on Oct. 6, 1967, in Dimmitt. He worked for 43 years for The Trinity Company in Hart, Muleshoe, Ralls and Stanton. He retired to Big Spring after 20 years of working as a Cotton Compress Manager. He loved to fish and garden in this spare time and was an avid World War II historian. He served in the United States Army from 1965 through 1967. He is survived by his wife, Keta Cox of Big Spring; one son, Michael Cox of Manvel; two daughters, Cristy Gonzales and husband Leandro of Lenorah, and Kaycie Flood and husband Cody of Anchorage, Alaska; three grandchildren, Cooper and Kerbi Flood, and Sydney Gonzales; and sister Rose Mary Mahan of Colorado City. He was preceded in death by parents, Olen and Edna Lorene (Layne) Cox; and one brother, James Wallace Cox. Arrangements were under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at:
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