PEORIA - David Bruce Cox, 66, of Peoria passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born June 1, 1946, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Robert Willard and Margaret Mae Holmes Cox.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Lora Forshier and Alice Cox.
He is survived by his daughters, Marci (Payton) Jett of Belleville and Adriann Cox of Peoria Heights; sisters, Ruth (Bob) Schafer of Elk River, Minn., and Marva Pittman of Elk River, Minn.; brother, Dale (Chris) Cox of Marietta, Okla.; numerous nieces and nephews; and his family at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
David worked as a surgical technologist for Methodist Medical Center in Peoria for 38 years, retiring in 2010.
David was an organ donor with Gift of Hope.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He loved going to breakfast with his friends and writing letters. He was an avid wine maker and liked working outside and watching birds.
Cremation has been accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or PAWS in his name.
The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co., Pekin/Peoria, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at csmico.com.