RICHARD SIDNEY COX

Richard Sidney Cox of Perrysburg passed away Friday, May 3, 2019. He was born March 30, 1943, in Toledo, Ohio, to Charles and Sarah Cox. He graduated from Libbey High School and the University of Toledo, and in 1965, he was drafted by the U.S. Army into the war in Vietnam.

In 1967, Dick returned to Toledo and married Joyce Keirns on July 29. He finished his service at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, in 1968, and he and Joyce moved to Perrysburg. He was an active member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg for nearly 50 years, Perrysburg Exchange Club, Portage Valley Federation and Perrysburg Ecumenical Housing.

For the majority of his career, he worked for BP Oil Pipeline Company, retiring in 2008. In retirement, he focused on the same things he always had: loving his family, fixing and building, and making new friends wherever he went. He was especially known for his unique wisdom, generosity and humor.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Charles (Steve), and Donald. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters Michelle (Douglas) Brizes, Mentor; Bethany (Luke) Moore, Maumee, and Kathryn (Michael) Benadum, Columbus; grandchildren, Will, Emma and Elijah; brother, Michael (Marlene) Cox, Waterville; sisters-inlaw, Joan Cox, Franklin, Tennessee, and LaDonna Kossow, Perrysburg, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Services for Dick have already taken place. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Zoar Lutheran Church, the OSU James Cancer Hospital or Sunshine Children’s Home. Condolences and memories may be shared at toledo cremation.com.

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