Ray Cox

Obituary of Ray Cox


            Ray Alan Cox, 84, of Arcadia passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia. He was born May 1, 1933 in rural Virginia the son of Jesse Rex and Grayce Noreta Clemons Cox.

            He is survived by his friend and companion of 37 years, Mary Lou Blackburn of Arcadia; one daughter, Pam (Frank) Hudson of Council Bluffs, IA; three sons, Marc Cox of Overland Park, KS, Roger Cox of Beardstown and Bradley Ray Cox of Cedar Creek, TX; two sons he raised as his own, Andy (fiance, Lindsey Dawdy) Dobb of Murrayville, and T.J. (Ashley) Dodd of Bowling Green, MO; 10 grandchildren, Amy, Callie, Alycia, Casey, Cody, Blake, Maci, Kiah, Kellon, and Karter; 6 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Julia French and Ina Mae Vaughn both of Virginia and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ava Claire Dodd, and two brothers, Jessie Cox and David Cox (surviving wife, Leota of Virginia).

            Mr. Cox was the owner and operator of Lazy C Rodeo for over 60 years. He contracted many rodeos at local county and state fairs. He enjoyed teaching young cowboys every Sunday and attending livestock sales.

            A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Williamson Funeral Home with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. The family will meet friends from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.