Mike Cox

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STANTON - Mike Cox, 64 of Stanton, died on Aug. 5, 2018, while playing golf with his cousin in Winchester, Tennessee. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Aug. 13, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stanton. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 12, at Gilbreath Funeral Home. He was born Nov. 8, 1953, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, to Francis L. and Wydell Butler Cox. He married Raegan Tom Mar. 16, 1996 in Stanton. He was raised in a military family and lived in numerous places. He graduated from Oceanside High School in Oceanside, California in 1971 and attended Mira Costa College on a golf scholarship, graduating in 1973 with an associate’s degree. He served in the United States Army from 1974 to 1978 serving in Korea. He worked in the auto industry for over 30 years, moving to Stanton in 2015 and retiring in 2016. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved playing golf. His greatest joy was watching and supporting his children playing sports. Survivors include his wife, Raegan Cox of Stanton; five children, Trent Cox and Evan Cox both of Stanton, Justin Cox and wife, Darcy of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Courtney Lucas and husband, Travis of Alpine, Wyoming, and Michael Cox of Reno, Nevada; three grandchildren, Jeydon Cox, Jersey Cox and Harper Lucas; three sisters, Debbie Mosely and husband, Mike of Pasadena, Texas, his twin sister, Michele Brierty of Sea Brook, Texas and Mitzi Cox-Lee and husband, Kwame of Pasadena, Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents, Jabez W. Butler and Lucille Poole Butler, William F. Cox and Ruth M. Cox. The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association at donatenow.heart.org/ or to the donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home.

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