1952 – 2012 John Wesley Cox

John Wesley Cox passed away on Thursday April 26, 2012. He was born July 10, 1952 to Wally and Vera Cox in Roseburg, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Minnie. He has two brothers, Robert Cox of Myrtle Creek and Jim Coutts of Roseburg. John and Kathy married and raised five children, Minnie, Malisa, David, Kevin and Juanita. He had nine grand children, Abel, Linzi, Nathyn, Chris, Ryan, Scott, Cotty, Michael and Johnathon.

John was a long time employee of Umpqua Community College where his passion as a groundsman was evident to anyone who worked at or visited the campus.

His life was made complete by his favorite pastimes including fishing, shooting, spending time in the mountains and being as close to nature as possible. He and Kathy both enjoyed antique shopping and their Sunday’s together.

A day to remember John was held at the Umpqua Community College, in the Jacoby Auditorium, on May 5th at 2 pm.

Funeral arrangement’s were handled by:

Sutherlin Chapel of the Roses
311 E. Central Ave.
Sutherlin, Oregon 97479
Phone: (541) 459-2281

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  1. The FCC has a John Wesley Cox registered with an amateur radio license, in Lake Oswego, OR. Does anyone know if he was into HAM radio stuff and if this is him? Call signs N7UMN and W7COX.

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