Ben F. Cox III-March 8, 2011

Ben F. Cox III, 67, of Amarillo died Tuesday, March 8, 2011.  Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd.  Burial will be at Plainview Memorial Park Cemetery in Plainview, Texas.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Ben was born on February 23, 1944 in Plainview, Texas to Benjamin Franklin Cox Jr. and Audie Mae Bynum Cox.  He had lived in Amarillo the last thirty years and worked for the AISD and retired after twenty-two years as foreman for the bus mechanics.  He fought a long battle with lung cancer.  His joys in life included camping and fishing at Greenbelt Lake, good jokes, spending time with and picking on his grandchildren and NASCAR.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Waldie and a son, Randy Harrison and a niece, Beverly Hall Bennett.
Ben is survived by his wife, Sherrie Cox of Amarillo; two daughters, Catheron Contreras and husband Randy, Debbi Roark and husband Phillip, all of Amarillo; a son, Rick Parrott and wife Libby of Sweetwater, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Kara Harrison of Amarillo; two sisters, Edna Sanders and husband Leonard of Topeka, Ks., Mary Hall and husband Richard of Dumas; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The family suggests memorials be sent to BSA Hospice, Box 950, Amarillo, Texas 79105 or American Cancer Society, 3915 Bell St, Amarillo, Texas   79109.

0 Replies to “Ben F. Cox III-March 8, 2011”

  1. Benjamin will be missed by all who loved him the most. May you rest in peace my beloved brother. We will meet again in Heaven some sweet day..Love you ever so much.
    Your little sis,
    Mary Hall

  2. Dear Family,
    To know Uncle Benjamin was an honor. He was his own character and had a terrific sense of humor. I know we will miss him tremendously!! I know the first person who met him in heaven was Barbara! I’m sure Beverly was there as well as Grandma and Grandpa!
    My family and I won’t be able to make the funeral, but we will be there in thoughts, prayers, and spirit!! God bless you and comfort you in your grief as only He can! Rest assured that we will all be together in that divine reunion one day.
    We love you all!!
    God’s speed Uncle Benjamin!!!

  3. Sherrie and Family,
    My condolences to you and your family. Ben was a great neighbor and he will be greatly missed.

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