Mattox-Wood Funeral Home

4660 Lafayette Avenue, Terre Haute, IN


John Wesley Cox

November 20, 1958October 21, 2019

The soul of John Wesley Cox, born on November 20, 1958 crossed over at 1:00 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the age of 60 years old. He began this journey several months ago and he was never alone, always reminded how much he was eternally loved by his family, friends, and most importantly his devoted soul mate of 42 years, Rose Cox.

His wishes were followed and he crossed over at his home, free of pain, peacefully in his sleep and holding hands with his “Wosie.”

He was greeted in Heaven by his parents, a sister, in-laws, other family members and several friends he lost along life’s way.

His wife, Rose; daughters, Brookie (Dustin) and Joanna (Ronnie); and three grandchildren, Cierra “Ci-Ci Rosie Bud” Orndorff, Dylan “Whopper” Orndorff, and Colton “My Little Buddy” Cox will all forever love him and miss his voice, laughter, amazing personality, and gentle, unconditional love. He is also survived by several siblings, extended family, and friends.

“It’s never goodbye, Dad, but only until we see you again. We love you, Dad, so much!”

John’s family would like to give a great big thank you to Kindred Hospice for their help and especially to his sister-in-law, Sheila Coleman for her love, support, and dedication to her “sister Rose” and “Coxy.” The shell of John’s soul will be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com


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Brookie Cox

October 26, 2019

Dads celebration of life will be held at the Hungarian Hall 2049 N. 22nd street Terre Haute Indiana on Wednesday November 20, 2019 from 4-8pm. Dinner will be served followed by a candlelight vigil at Deming Park in the Lions One shelter. Please join us in honoring his life!

Sue Hoopengarner

October 23, 2019

You're in my thoughts. It's never easy to say goodbye but I'm glad you were able to spend these past few months together.

Mary Flores

October 22, 2019

John, I will never forget the fishing we did with you sooo many years ago at the pit, and you showing me how to hunt mushrooms 🍄! Though I hadn’t seen you for several years my memories are of a funny, sweet guy! Rose, I’m sooo sorry for your loss. You were his rock! RIP brother!

Barbie Rogers

October 21, 2019

My big brother and protector my whole life, always my hero. I love you so much and my heart is broken. I know we will be together again someday, until then you are in my heart.