David M. Cox, 64, of Modoc, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018, after a short, but hard fought battle against injuries sustained as a result of a farming accident.
He was born in Winchester on May 18, 1954 to Robert “Cecil” and Betty (Myers) Cox and was a life long resident of the Modoc area where he served on the Union Township Advisory Board for several years.
David was a graduate of Union High School and Ball State University where he completed his Masters in Teaching. He was employed as an Industrial Arts Teacher for many years before ending his career at Centerville High School in Centerville, IN. He was a former member and Chief of Modoc Fire Department and a long time employee of Culberson Ambulance Service.
David lived his life doing what he loved and doing everything he was told not to. He wasn’t known by most as being the most gently worded man but to his family he was the most loving and compassionate Husband, Father, and Papaw that you could ever ask for. He leaves behind a gently used Lazy Boy Recliner that put many children and adults to sleep, a well broken in Monte Carlo, that even after its death, he could not part with nor could you speak ill of, and many memories (especially the memories of the “Cox Family Movie”) that his family has and will continue to look back on with smiles and laughter.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Cox of Modoc; his wife, Lila (Brown) Cox; three sons, Randy Cox (Jennifer) of Greenville, OH, Daniel Cox (Veronica) of Modoc and Robert Cox (Tayler) of Royerton; two step-sons, Jon Oliver (Kala) and Stephen Oliver (Cori), both of Farmland; four grandchildren, Ashley, Zachary, Ava and Brantley; four step-grandchildren and a sister, Ann Wisener.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert “Cecil” Cox, and his first wife, Peggy Cox.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 PM on Friday, August 3, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 4, at the funeral home. Pastor Dale Bales will officiate. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Losantville.
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