OBITUARY

Mr. Ray Cox

January 25, 1952January 9, 2020
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Elmer Ray Cox, Jr. (always known as Ray Cox) was born January 25, 1952 in Dallas, Texas to Delfina Mendez and Elmer Ray Cox, Sr. Ray passed away January 9th, 2020 after suddenly developing a leukemia that was thought to be secondary to past chemotherapy treatments he received during his courageous battle with bladder cancer and multiple myeloma. Ray was a young 67 years of age at his time of passing and lived in North Richland Hills with his wife of 47 years, Debra Jean Youngblood Cox.

Ray served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1970-1976.

Ray began his retail management career many years ago working for SupeRx pharmacy in Hurst, Texas. Ray then began a long tenure with Tom Thumb starting in 1978 until his retirement from the corporation in 2000. Ray developed many friends and everlasting memories throughout his years at Tom Thumb. Ray began a career in residential real estate shortly after his retirement from Tom Thumb and fully retired in 2009.

Ray will always be remembered for being an amazing father, husband, brother, and friend. Ray was always concerned about the wellbeing of others and was consistently donating his time and many skill sets to help others at times of need.

Ray was passionate about life and enjoyed his many motorcycle trips with his close friends. They would travel to the Texas Hill Country and Big Bend areas together. Ray’s passion for his motorcycle was certainly contagious to his daughter. Ray taught his daughter Brandie to ride a motorcycle in 2006 and this has fueled her ongoing passion for motorsport today.

Ray enjoyed blue grass music, the blues, country music, and classic rock and roll. Ray was a positive, loving, spiritual, and talented man that took amazing care of his family and had a wonderful spirit that will live on in our hearts forever.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents Elmer Ray Cox, Sr. and Delfina Mendez of Hurst, Texas, and his sister Terry Cox Helms of Hurst, Texas, and his father in law USMC Cpl. Robert Youngblood of Hurst, Texas.

Ray is survived by his wife of 47 years, Debra Jean Youngblood Cox of North Richland Hills; his daughter, Brandie Cox, DVM and daughter in love, Talor Hines, of Watauga, Texas; his brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Karen Cox of Keller, Texas; his sister and brother-in-law, Dianna and Shane Sanders of Hurst, Texas; his mother-in-law, Mary Lois Youngblood of Hurst, Texas; his dear friend, Joe Green and his wife, Karen Green, of North Richland Hills, Texas; and many other loving family members and friends.

Ray’s funeral service will be conducted at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville, Texas Wednesday January 15, 2020 with visitation starting at 11:30am and funeral services beginning at 12:30pm. If you wish to send floral condolences in honor of Mr. Ray Cox, you may call Lilium Floral Designs, 817.589.1566

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Larry Cox, Pallbearer
  • Vince Pawless, Pallbearer
  • Dr. Thomas Eimermacher, Pallbearer
  • Albert Navarro, Pallbearer
  • Joe Green, Pallbearer
  • Girgis Mosaad , Pallbearer
  • Chief Petty Officer Jana G Waldrip, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Committal Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Memories

Mr. Ray Cox

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Hank Maupin

January 14, 2020

Rest easy, Ray - you are carried in many memories, minds and hearts...

Susan Laesch

January 12, 2020

Rax seemed so fun and funny even in times of adversity i remember when he was ln the midst of having. chemo. he said he was there for a fillup of petrol

Karadon Justice

January 12, 2020

You are loved and will forever be in our hearts 💕💕

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