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Reuben E. "Big Daddy" Cox, 75, passed away on Saturday, August 1, at his residence.
Born February 11, 1934 in Randolph County, Indiana, he was the son of Harold and Naomi Thornburg Cox. He was a graduate of Wayne High School and served in the US Army from 1954-57. He played baseball, basketball and softball competitively from high school, through his Army years and into his 50's. Reuben was a machinist by trade, having worked at Overmyer Corp., Eaton Gear and retiring from Maul Technologies in Winchester. He had attended Bible Missionary Church and lived most of his life in the communities of Winchester, Lynn and Union City before moving to Richmond.
Reuben will be missed by his wife, the former Judy Wiegand, who he married August 13, 1976; 3 daughters, Debbie Anthony and husband, Jeff, of Greenville, Ohio; Becky Thompson, of Williamsburg; Diane Cox, of Greenville, OH; step-daughter, Anna Dennull, of Harker Heights, Texas; 1 son, Rodney Knox and wife, Cindy, of Greens Fork; 3 brothers, Simeon Cox and wife, Mary Jo, Paul Cox and wife, Karen, and Melvin Cox, all of Union City, Indiana; 5 grandchildren, Shaun Anthony, Ami Anthony, Jeremy Phenis, Kristina Phenis and Timothy Reuben Thompson; 4 step-grandchildren, Richard Dennull, Dannille Dennull, Levi Knox and Brittany Knox; 3 great-grandchildren; Calden Phenis, Drennen Phenis and Jaiden Dennull; and several nieces and nephews.
Reuben was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister, Violet Bailey, and 2 brothers, Darwin Cox and Francis Cox.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Don Bates at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Union City (Indiana) Cemetery, with military honors conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Family and friends may gather for visitation at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4.
Big Daddy you will be missed! To his family I love you and you will stay in my heart, my prayers, my thoughts as you always have! God bless you!
Nikki Goodman Dec 26 2009 12:00 AM
dad was a wonderful man and loving dad I miss him so much i cry every time i think about him.The holidays will be the hardest for us all....i talk to my dad at night before i go to sleep. then i tear up cry my self to sleep
its not fair that GOd took him from us but he at peace and with Grandma grandpa Cox but i want him with Me LOVE YOU dad so much i can't stand it
LOVE your oldest daughter DEbbie
debbie anthony Dec 1 2009 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of your loss. I know the pain and sorrow as I lost my Joe last week. May God bless you.
Your old friend,
Charlene Borden Aug 5 2009 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for your lost you will be in our prayers
judi and jerry kuhlman Aug 3 2009 12:00 AM