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Ronald W. Cox, 83, of Rapid City, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at KMHC - Eden Center in Kalkaska. He was born on Nov. 16, 1934 in Protection, Kansas, the son of the late Willard and Thelma (McFarland) Cox.
Ron was a veteran serving our country honorably in the U.S. Air Force.
He married Gloria Mariage on Dec. 25, 1957.
Ron was a computer analyst until retirement from GM and EDS.
He was a past commander of the VFW Post in Central Lake and an active member of Rapid City Church of Christ.
Hobbies included fishing, bowling, golf, woodworking and adult coloring. He was an avid Detroit Tiger fan and played minor league baseball when he was younger.
Ron is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gloria (Mariage); children, Randy (Mary) Cox, of North Carolina, T. (Karen) Cox, of South Carolina, and GiGi (Andrew) Cocking, of Williamsburg; grandchildren, Leah (Chris) Cox-Thomas, Benjamin Cox, Erik Cox, Caitlin Cox, Torry (Julie) Cox, Jordan (Ashley) Cox, Elliott (Ashlyn) Cox, Bennett Cox, Hailey Cocking and Conor Cocking; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning an hour prior to the service, at Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made on Ron's behalf to the Kalkaska VFW Post 8684, 408 Hyde St., Kalkaska, MI 49646.
Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.
Published on January 26, 2018
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