Richard "Dick" Cox
April 8, 1931 -- July 2, 2019
Richard "Dick" E. Cox, 88, of Middlebury, died at 10:10 am, on Tuesday, July
2, at his residence. He was born on April 8, 1931, in Goshen, to Richard and
Waneda Cox. On May 27, 1955 he married Maris Kauffman; she died
November 30, 1993. Surviving are two daughters, Linda (Mitch) Grevenstuk of
New Paris, Ricklyn (Louis) Sailor of Goshen; son, Richard (Christine) Cox Jr.
of Constantine, MI; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary
Garber of TX. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Swede
Vanette; son, Eric Cox; granddaughter, Jolissa Beach; grandson, Charles
Miller Jr.; brother, Robert Cox; three sisters, Phyllis Sherk, Marvel Mehl,
Shirley Clay. Dick attended Goshen, Middlebury and Ligonier high schools
and graduated in 1950 from Ligonier High School. Shortly after graduation he
joined the Air Force, serving 3 1/2 years as a postal specialist in Texas,
France and Germany. He was honorably discharged December 9, 1953. He
was employed by Penn Controls for nine years and Keenes in Middlebury for
27 years. In 1986 he started Dicks Lawn Care as owner operator until retiring
in 1997. Dick took a hobby and turned it into a job. He had been a continuous
member of the American Legion for 66 years. Visitation will be from 2:00 -
6:00 pm on Saturday, July 6 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main
Street, Middlebury. Graveside services with military honors by the American
Legion Post 210 will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 7 at Grace Lawn
Cemetery, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor Ron Russell. In
lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Center for Hospice or American
Legion Post 210 Middlebury.
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I am sorry that I can't be there for the viewing. Know that each of you are in
my prayers. Your dad was a good man.
From: Sara Nusbaum Baker
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I am sorry I am not there please know Linda ,Rich and Ricklyn My thought
and prayers are with you. Love you Aunt Mary.
From: Mary Garber- sister
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Your father and I re-acquainted ourselves after many years. He would tell me
stories about his high school days in Middlebury, that included stories about
my mother, Sandra Buchtel Tahara. I loved to hear them! He was a nice, good
man! I will miss him. Your family will continue to be in my prayers in the
months to come.
From: Robin Tahara Miller