David Cox

In Loving MemoryDavid Park Cox, a life long resident of Bates County, passed away at his home on March 29, 2015 at the age of 87. Private family Celebration of life services and burial will be held at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, KS. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, (660-679-0009). Contributions are suggested to the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, 11300 Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044-2793. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

David was born December 11, 1927 to Richard and Pearl (Wade) Cox. He grew up on their family farm and attended a one room school before graduating from Butler High School with the class of 1945. In 1946 David enlisted in the US Navy and served on the submarine, USS Caiman. He then returned to farming and married Beverly Gander in 1952. Two children were born to this union. They moved to their farm located in the Pleasant Gap Township in 1955, where he resided until the time of his death. In his farming years he was active in the State Cattlemen Association, Pork Producers and a 4-H leader for 10 years. Conservation of the land was always a top priority and in 2005 he received the Bates County SWCD Wildlife Habitat Award. In the past years he was active in his church and had a special interest in the Baptist Children’s Home and mission work. At the time of his death he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nevada. He is survived by Beverly, his wife of 63 years, daughter Sharon and Husband Theo Martin of Gladstone, MO, son Paul and wife Susan Cox of College Place, WA, and sisters Bettie Scifers, Virginia Baker, Joan Ghere, and Sara Burch.

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9 thoughts on “David Cox

  1. Dear Beverly and family,
    Just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I do know what it is to loose your mate. The only advice I can give you is to lean on God and all your happy and precious memories. May God give you strength to face the days ahead.
    In Christian love, Beverly Sullins

  2. Dear Beverly,
    Mark and I are praying that you find peace and comfort in knowing that others care. We care, today and always. David was such a good Christian that knew his bible very well. Mark and I enjoyed listening to his comments in Sunday school class.
    It has always been apparent how much you loved him, and how blessed you were to have such a wonderful husband. Our hearts go out to you as you mourn. It is our sincere hope that you find comfort and peace in the days ahead. We want you to realize what a blessing and wonderful example you both have been to us . Mark and I pray for strength, comfort, and peace for you now and the days ahead. Remember that we are here for you. Let us know what we can do to help in the coming days, weeks, and months. We love you.
    Mark, Lynette, and Nathan Jackson

  3. Beverly, we are so very sorry for your loss and pray for you daily. May you feel the presence of God’s loving arms around you, giving you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  4. Dear Aunt Beverly and Sharon and Paul, I am deeply saddened by your loss. I have good memories of staying with Sharon when we were kids. Prayers for all of you.
    Becky Burch Maxfield

  5. Dear Beverly and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear the news of such a great pillar in our community. He will be dearly missed by many. During times like this we realize how fragile life is. May you find strength in God, your loving family and friends and the many memories you all shared together. Praying for you during this sad time in your lives. Alan, Brian, Mark Cox and Families

  6. This is relative late, but just now finding out about David. Sorry to hear of your lost. He was a likeable person and always enjoyed having an opportunity to see him. Society lost a fine person. Deepest sympathy to you. May God provide you with comforth.
    Leonard and Marylyn Ernsbarger

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