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Gordon Cox

July 4, 1941 — March 30, 2019


On Saturday March 30, Gordon L Cox Sr, 77 years old, left this earth leaving behind a life of love shared with his family. He spent his last days surrounded by his family — then exited quickly and peacefully without formally saying goodbye, which was always his way.

He leaves behind his beloved four children and their significant others — Gordon L Cox Jr (Shelia Cox), Ken Cox (Kim Murphy), Gregory Cox (Pamela Cox) and Darlene Cox (Troy Bishop). He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Brandon Cox, Shalee Kanakis, Kenneth Cox Jr., Ashlee Cox, Megan Whiteside, Kyle Cox, Katie Kelly and TJ Burzynski, as well as several great-grandchildren and beloved friends.

In his younger years, he served a short time in the military then settled back at his home in Frederic where he raised his kids alongside his wife, Joyce who he lovingly called JC. He worked as a truck driver for Northern Tank, was a factory worker at Standard Products, and most recently enjoyed his adventures delivering 'toys' for Extreme Sports. Throughout his life when he wasn't working he was often found cleaning or working on his guns/ ammunition, watching westerns or action flicks in his home theatre, going out to dinner with his kids, or visiting with friends.

He spent over 35 years married to the love of his life, Joyce Cox, who he joins in heaven as well as his father, Ursle Cox. His infectious grin, big heart, story telling, and loving nature will be greatly missed by all.

A special thanks to the staff at Grayling Nursing and Rehab, and Grayling Munson Hospital. Our family can not express enough our gratitude for Dr. Hunter during this hard journey, he treated us all
like family and that will never be forgotten.

A private memorial will be held July 4th on his birthday. Arrangements were entrusted to Green Funeral Home. Condolences messages may be sent via our website at

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