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Thomas “Tom” Cox

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star
Thomas “Tom” Cox

Thomas “Tom” Cox, 77, of Shawnee, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Shawnee.

He was born May 16, 1942, to Joseph William and LaVeta Rebecca (Morgan) Cox in San Angelo, Texas.

Tom grew up in the Altus and Lawton area. He graduated from Altus High School in 1961. Thomas has lived in Shawnee since 1998.

He married Shirley Marie McIntyre on Feb. 12, 1972, in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Tom drove a truck most of his career and retired in 2000. After retirement he ran the Pink Senior Citizens Center, served as the mayor of Pink for three years from 2002 to 2005, and managed the Brown Cemetery for many years.

He was a member of Pecan Valley Baptist Church and a member of the Masons from 1994 to 1995. Tom loved to fish, play golf and was an excellent carpenter and woodworker. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and LaVeta Cox; and sister, Bette Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Shirley Cox of the home; one son and one daughter-in-law, David and Jennifer Cox of Shawnee, three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cindy Garrison of Roosevelt, Oklahoma, Laura and Marc Coley of Earlsboro, and Kim and Joe Daugherty of Shawnee; 11 grandchildren, Shelby Longo, Cale Garrison, Kinna Tutten, Kody Dow, Samantha Coley, Amberly Cox, Jake Coley, Jacey Cox, Destiny Daugherty, Jocelyn Daugherty and Trinity Daugherty; two great-grandchildren, Ivy Longo and Reagan Green; brother, Tone Lane and Sandy Cox of Sun City Center, FL; sister, JoVeta and James Thrasher; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, and continue through service time. Family gathering to greet friends and family will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 31, at University Baptist Church in Shawnee with Pastor Justin Dunn, University Baptist Church officiating. Committal services will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, at Highland Cemetery in Lawton with Pastor Timothy Tutten Sr. officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.