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Richard Cox

Richard A. Cox, 59, of Northwood, ND passed away Sunday, October 7th, 2012 at his home in Northwood. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 2:00pm at New Testament Baptist Church in Larimore, ND.
Richard was born August 22, 1953 in Ruislip, England to Robert and Mary "Jeri" (Broome) Cox. As part of a military family, he traveled around a lot but graduated from high school in Baldwin, Florida. On December 22, 1976, he married Virginia Ellar in the Philippines. Richard served in the Air Force until his retirement in 1999. He enjoyed fishing, reading books, watching sports, and traveling with his family. Richard loved spending time with his family. His greatest joy and strength came from his relationship with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Richard is survived by his wife Virginia, children: Jeremy (Lisa) Cox, Fargo, ND, Jacqueline (Antonio) DiTommaso, Grand Forks, ND, Joanna (John) Alter, Korea, Janice (Steve) Porter, Fargo, ND; 8 grandchildren, and brother Billy (Anissa) Cox, Jacksonville, FL. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Bobby Cox.

Clergy: Pastor Ken Shaffer

Organist: Sharry Kennedy

Pianist: Kris Poling

Casket Bearers: Art Banner, John Emslie, Matthew Golz, Sam Kennedy,
Scott Phelps, Mark Turner, Michael VanInwegen, John Welch

Military Honors: Grand Forks Air Force Base Honor Guard

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Joanna,John and family I was so sad to see the loss of your dad,father-in-law, and grandpa. My deepest sympathy and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lots of hugs, Janet

Janet Nielson Oct 18 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. He was my first manager when I started at Amazon nearly 10 years ago. I remember his last day; we all got him a card and signed it. I will never forget how grateful he was for it. Sadly, it was the last time I saw him.

Kristine Burkland Oct 17 2012 12:00 AM

Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. It was a blessing to know Bro. Cox and serve the Lord with him at Alconbury. Peace and comfort to the family.

Jeff and Jodi Schultz Oct 16 2012 12:00 AM

When I first moved to Grand Forks as a 1 level straight into a foreign job Rich was my go to guy. He was so helpful and always willing to go that extra step to assist me. We spent some days talking about College basketball, others about politics, or religion. Even though I moved 2 years ago I was deeply saddened by his passing. I will pray, as Rich often did, for your family. Remember all the good times you had and the memories you made. I am certain there is many.

Johnathon McCauley Oct 15 2012 12:00 AM

I worked with Rich a number of years ago at Amazon. He was an incredibly nice person and a good manager. He often spoke of his family and was clearly committed to make their lives better. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jamie Selzler Oct 15 2012 12:00 AM

I too am saddened. Thanks Rich, for the fond memories of serving together through the years in aerovac at Pope AFB. You were a good friend, trainer & confidant.

Dennis, Mark & Chris DeCorte Oct 13 2012 12:00 AM

Connie and I are so saddened to hear of the passing of our good friend. Wonderful memories of days long ago in the Philipines and aerovac travels troughout that part of the world flood back. Vergie and family...our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Rick & Connie Tripp

Rick & Connie Tripp Oct 12 2012 12:00 AM

RIP Mr. Cox, I'm glad I got to know you at RAF Alconbury in passing through RAF Upwood for appointments and then again here at Grand Forks AFB....prayers to family and friends..

Ken Mabry Oct 11 2012 12:00 AM

Cox Family, We are very sorry for your loss Richard was a very nice Man and will be dearly missed.

Bob & Thelly Arthur Oct 11 2012 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of a good friend..he will really be missed. My condolenses go out to his family and his friends....

Raenel (Rae) Stull Oct 11 2012 12:00 AM

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