Charles Ray Cox
December 31, 1944 – February 19, 2020
Charles Ray Cox, age 75, passed away in San Antonio, TX while surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Charles was born on December 31, 1944 in Hugo, OK to Charley and Frances (Julian) Cox. He grew up in Port Lavaca, TX and graduated in 1962 from Calhoun High School where he played baseball and basketball. On July 10, 1965, Charles married Frances Fox and together they had one son. Charles and Frances spent 54 loving years together where they enjoyed traveling, camping, spending time with family, and baseball. He loved his Texas Rangers. Charles always enjoyed bowling as well as playing softball, golf, and pretty much anything that let him be outside. Just sitting outside around a lit fire always put a smile on his face. Charles joined the Navy and proudly served his country as a diesel engine mechanic on the U.S.S. Shakori during the Vietnam War from 1966-1970. Upon his Honorable Discharge from the Navy, he returned to Port Lavaca where he worked in his family’s Chevrolet automobile dealership. Through his career, he loved working in the automotive industry and he combined this love of the business with his strong leadership ability to share his knowledge and serve as a mentor with many others through his 45-year career. Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Frances; son Jimmy and wife Natalie; and sister Shirley Hobizal. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00pm at Sand Branch Church, 6144 FM 2504, Poteet, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that a donation/“gift dedication” be made to the MPN Research Foundation in memory of Charles Cox.
- MPN Research Foundation
- Celebration of Life Saturday, February 29, 2020
Charles Ray Cox
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March 2, 2020
I haven't seen Charles Cox in a long time, but I remember 2 things about him. One was that he loved sports - which worked to my benefit tremendously. Since I was Jimmy's best friend I got to tag along with him and his parents to see many Astros games, a few Longhorn and Oilers football games, and even a John McEnroe tennis match. I would never have been able to see any of these if he and Frances weren't kind enough to invite me to come along.
The other thing was I will never forget how much he and Frances helped my family when my own mother was sick and in the hospital for several months. I was in Junior high and my younger sisters and I were scared to death. They helped my dad, my sisters and I make it through a very difficult time. Since my mother past away 10 years ago now, my sisters and I have spoken about that many times and how we will never forget how helpful they were.
Mr. Cox was a good man and part of a really good family. God bless him.
February 28, 2020
Charles was a kind and good neighbor. He always stopped to talk with me when he was out walking his dog. He opened his home for fun parties. Charles will be sorely missed. He is gone too soon.
February 27, 2020
Charles Cox was an honest, hard working and dedicated family man who followed Gods words. The times spent with he and Jimmy at the ranch will forever touch my heart.
RIP Charles and love to Fran, Natalie, and Jimmy.
February 26, 2020
My most heart-felt condolences to Frances, Jimmy and Natalie. I was saddened when Kate, a niece, shared the news of his passing with me. It made me think of the last time I saw Charles. It’s been a while. I was embarking on a new life transition, and his extremely kind and empathetic remarks conveyed such a reveal of admirable character. I greatly appreciated his words. He certainly was one of the good ones.
May he Rest In Peace.
February 26, 2020
The last time I saw Charles he was in the hospital gravely ill; however, he still summoned energy for a few smiles. One cannot think of him without that infectious smile. He would probably tell you he had a lot to smile about, a perfect wife and a devoted son and daughter-in-law. Even though the time was short, it was a joy to be friends with such a kind and loving couple. Charles, we miss you in the alley ❤️ Frances,
you will always have a home in the ‘hood.