Delbert "Ray" Cox, 73, of Big Spring died June 16, 2016, in a Midland Hospital. |
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring with the Rev. Leandro Gonzales officiating.
Ray was born December 19, 1942, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Olen and Lorene (Layne) Cox, and married Oketa Ruth Follis on Oct. 6, 1967, in Dimmitt, Texas.
Ray worked for 43 years for The Trinity Company in Hart, Muleshoe, Ralls and Stanton, Texas. He retired to Big Spring after 20 years of working as a cotton compress manager. Ray loved to fish and garden in his spare time, and was an avid World War II historian. He served in the United States Army from 1965 through 1967.
Ray is survived by his wife, Keta Cox of Big Spring; one son, Michael Cox of Manvel, Texas; two daughters, Cristy Gonzales and husband, Leandro of Lenorah, Texas, and Kaycie Flood and husband Cody of Anchorage, Alaska; three grandchildren, Cooper and Kerbi Flood, and Sydney Gonzales; and one sister, Rose Mary Mahan of Colorado City.
He was preceded in death by parents, Olen and Edna Lorene (Layne) Cox; and one brother, James Wallace Cox.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home and Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com
Published in Big Spring Herald on June 19, 2016