Retired Fire Chief, Donald Lee Cox, 87, Nevada, MO passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Medicalodges in Nevada. Don was born at home on August 8, 1935 in Nevada to Samuel M. and Helen G. (Rabon) Cox, weighing in at 12lbs. He married Edith M. Moon on August 25, 1956 and to this union one son, Bruce Michael Cox, was born on December 25, 1957.
Don was raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. He lived his whole life in Nevada, MO. For 32 years he worked for the City of Nevada as a fireman. He worked his way up through the ranks obtaining the positions of Assistant Chief and Fire Chief, serving a total of 17 years in these two positions. In 1986 he retired due to his health. Don attended the First Presbyterian Church in Nevada. He was a lifetime member of the Nevada Elks Lodge #564.
In addition to his wife Edith of 66 years, he is survived by his son, Bruce Cox of Salina, KS; a grandson, Michael Cox, Greensburg, KS; several nieces, and cousins, including his favorite, Norma Lee Quarles, whom he named and spoiled. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts, and sister, Carol Jean Heckadon.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022 at Moore Cemetery in Nevada with Rev. Laura Agee officiating. Friends may call now and until 9:00 a.m. on Friday at Ferry Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in his memory to the Nevada Elks Lodge, or the Animal Shelter c/o Ferry Funeral Home.