Donald L. Cox

Donald L. Cox, 83 of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013 at his lake home in Afton, Oklahoma surrounded by his loving family.

Donald was born June 1, 1930 in Bagnell, Missouri to Joe and Gene Currey Cox.

He attended school in Picher, Oklahoma.

He married Doris Harper January 8, 1950 in Columbus, Kansas and she survives him of the home.

Mr. Cox worked in the Lead and Zinc mines for several years before becoming employed by B.F. Goodrich where he served as Union Vice President for 6 years, and served as President for 9 years before his retirement 1985 when the plant closed, he also drove the Pelivan in Miami, and surrounding areas for several years.

He was a member of the Bethany Christian Church in Miami for over 50 years and had lived in the Picher-Cardin and Miami area all his life.

Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, uncle and brother, he was a father figure to many.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Survivors: wife: Doris of the home, 2 daughters: Donna Richard of Afton, OK and Vickie Hopper and husband Ron Hooten of Miami, Ok, one son-in-law: Tom Richard of Quapaw, OK. 1 brother: Jack Cox of St Clair, MO, 4 sisters: Jewilla Harper and husband Bill of Bluejacket, OK, Geraldine Hope and husband Hershel of Goddard, KS, Joann Rains of Wichita, KS, and Linda Coerber of Grove, OK. Grandchildren: Tonya Richard-Johnston and husband Mark of Miami, OK, Eric Richard of Quapaw, OK, Hannah Frazier of Wyandotte, OK, Matthew Hopper and wife Julie of Miami, OK, 11 great grandchildren. A host of nieces and nephews that he thought a lot of.

Services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, at the Paul Thomas Funeral Chapel in Miami, Oklahoma with Pastor Ron Edens officiating. Interment will follow in the G.A.R. Cemetery under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral of Miami, Oklahoma. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-7 Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Eric Richard, Matt Hopper, Brycen Johnston, Tate Back, Mitch Johnston, Tristan Frazier, Bronson Hopper and Dakotha Matthew Bond.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rhonda Cheek and the team of “Good Shepherd Hospice.”