John Q. Cox | 1922-2013

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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John Q. Cox Jr.

John Q. Cox Jr., 90, a barber, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Decatur.

Funeral was June 18 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial in Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Adam Hughes officiated and was assisted by Marcella Watson. Pallbearers were Brian Cox, Steve Leaf, Larry Hardin, Jeff Berres, Robert Cox and Brad Leaf.

John was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Chico to John Sr. and Lena (Belew) Cox. He married Donilla Cheves May 5, 1956, in Fort Worth and served his country in the U.S. Marines. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chico and the Modern Woodsmen of the World.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Jack and Bill Cox; sister Betsy Cox; granddaughter Leslie Denison; and grandson Dean Leaf.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Donilla Cox of Chico; daughter Connie Leaf and husband, Steve, of Elmer, Okla.; son Kent Cox and wife, Marcie, of Chico; grandchildren Brian Cox, Brad Leaf and wife, Shelly, Hayli Hardin and husband, Larry, Jeff Berres, and Jamie Berres and fianc , Andrew Knochelmann; brother Jimmy B. Cox and wife, Gladys, of Alvord; other family members and a host of friends.

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