Marland  Cox's Memorial

Marland Cox
(1941 - 2006)


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Name: Mr Marland Cox
Nick Name: Ray
Gender: Male
Age: 65 years old
Lived: Sunday, 27 July 1941 - Saturday, 2 September 2006

My Story

Marland Ray Cox was born on July 27th, 1941, to Dorothy and Willie Cox.  He was the 4th of 7 children.  He moved from Monterey Tennessee to Battle Creek Michigan when he was an early teen.  He graduated from Battle Creek Central a football star and was engaged to the head majorette.  He decided to enlist in the Air Force in 1959 and was honorably discharged in 1963.  He met Donna Stratton summer of 1963 and married her on December 14, 1963.  He joined the reserves and remained enlisted until he was honorably discharged in 1969.  He and Donna had 5 children.  They were blessed with 4 girls and 1 boy.  They are; Rhonda, Marcy, Marland II, Melissa, and Heather.  They suffered the unbearable loss of their daughter, Melissa, 16hrs after birth on January 15, 1973.
     Ray worked for Eaton Corp until his layoff  around 1982.  He was able to get employment in the Federal Center summer of 1986.  He worked there until his retirement in 2002.
     Ray suffered many illnesses during his life. In 1979 he was diagnosed with diabetes and over the years suffered from the many complications of this disease.  He was hospitalized in 2004 and was diagnosed with dimentia.  This disease worsened and his kidneys started failing.  He died of a massive heart attack and kidney failure on September 2, 1941.

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Fathers Name: Willie Cox
Mothers Name: Dorothy (Buckner) Cox
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: BattleCreek
Occupation: Government
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Other Christian


Favourite Sport: Baseball
Favourite Team: Detroit Tigers
Favourite Music Genre: Country


Place of Passing: Hospice
Date of Passing: 2 September 2006
Cause of Passing: Stroke
Place of Burial: Fort Custer National Cemetary
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