June 18, 2013

John Q. Cox, Jr., 90, a barber, went to be with our Lord Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Decatur, Texas.

Funeral services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, June 18, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Chico Cemetery. The family received friends Monday at the funeral home.

The Rev. Adam Hughes officiated and was assisted by Marcella Watson. Pallbearers included Brian Cox, Steve Leaf, Larry Hardin, Jeff Berres, Robert Cox, and Brad Leaf.

John was born on Sept. 21, 1922 to John Sr. and Lena (Belew) Cox in Chico, Texas. He married Donilla Cheves on May 5, 1956 in Fort Worth. John served his country in the U.S. Marines. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chico and the Modern Woodsman of the World.

John was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Jack and Bill Cox; his sister, Betsy Cox; his granddaughter, Leslie Denison; and his grandson, Dean Leaf.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 57 years, Donilla Cox of Chico; his daughter, Connie Leaf and husband Steve of Elmer; his son, Kent Cox and wife Marcie of Chico; his grandchildren, Brian Cox, Brad Leaf and wife Shelly, Hayli Hardin and husband Larry, Jeff Berres, Jamie Berres and fiance Andrew Knochelmann; his brother, Jimmy B. Cox and wife Gladys of Alvord, Texas; other family members and a host of friends.

Hawkins Funeral Home is located in Bridgeport, Texas, and can be reached at 940-683-2211.