January 28, 1918 - October 3, 2011
Duel Roscoe “Red” Cox, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and fearless leader of our crazy and wonderful family.Â Born January 28, 1918 in St. Louis, Okla., Duel entered Heaven’s gates on October 3, 2011.Â He was a WWII Veteran servicing in the U S Navy Seabees, serving in Kodiak, Alaska for one year and in Guam for a year.Â His most famous saying was: “How are you and the Lord getting Along?” Duel was a wonderful Christian man who loved the Lord immensely and shared that love with everyone.Â He was a member of Lynn Lane Baptist church for many years where he taught Sunday School up until just this last year.Â His interests—well, he said he had no “real interests” until he was saved in October of 1949.Â He was saved on a Saturday night during a revival, and his precious wife Vada received Christ as her Savior the the very next night.Â He said he got “turned on to the Lord” and served Him every day of his life since that day.Â Duel is survived by his loving wife of 66 years,Â Vada Victoria, sons Mike Cox, Jim Cox and daughter Eloise Cox, and daughter-in-laws Jeanie and Cathy.Â Grandkids Jan Cox, Jeff Cox and his wife Abbey, Chris Cox and his wife Carol, and Heather.Â Great Grandkids Michael, Christian, Madison, Kamrynn, Izzy, Riley and Macy, along with many friends and family.Â Duel and Vada met in Berkley, California on a blind date with her sister and his brother.Â Grandpa says he kissed grandma only 2 blocks from her house, something she vehemently denies.Â As a young couple the loved playing dominos and cards with friends and family.Â They all played to WIN-the losers had to take care of the kids, get the food, pop the corn, etc.Â You didn’t want to lose!!!Â He earned his living by working for Standard Oil in California for 9 years.Â He moved to Oklahoma in October, 1954 where he bought DX Service Station.Â He retired from the service station business at the age of 62, in 1980.Â He spent much of his retired years cheering the OU football team on to victory and enjoying time with his family.Â Â His lastÂ years were spent as loving caregiver to Vada, who has Alzheimers.Â Â Funeral service will be held 10:30 am Friday Oct. 7, 2011 at Lynn Lane Baptist Church.Â Interment at Floral Haven Cemetery.Â Viewing will take place Thursday Oct. 6th from 10 am to 9 pm.
Duel Roscoe “Red” Cox, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and fearless leader of our crazy and wonderful family.Â Born January 28, 1918 in St. Louis, Okla., Duel entered Heaven’s gates on October 3, 2011.Â He... View Obituary & Service Information
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