Raymond Louis Cox
Raymond Louis Cox, 71, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past two and a half years, formerly of Port Richey, FL and Sturgis, MI, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in Cape Coral. He was born July 12, 1949 in Petoskey, MI to Kenneth and Dorothy Cox, now deceased.
Proceeded in death by his brother Michael Cox.
Raymond was of the Catholic faith. He completed four years of HVAC training and boiler at Kalamazoo plumbers and pipefitters local 365. He was an accomplished Bass guitar player self-taught by the LP’s of the band The Ventures and was so proud of it…he performed in his own band with his wife, Gail through the years and later in life with both his sons, Scott and Chris. Their last band Rebel Heart became very popular and played throughout Michigan and Indiana. He retired the band when they moved to Florida, then played in a few bands in Florida, formed a duo with Gail, called Foxy Coxy until his health prevented him from performing anymore. Ray was a licensed pyrotechnic shooter and instructor from 1986 to 2016 and his sons followed him in his footsteps. Scott went on to become lead shooter and instructor in Ray’s place. The most important thing to Ray in his life was his family. Which always came first.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 51years, Gail Cox of Cape Coral; four loving children, Scott Cox (Kathleen) of Marcellus, MI, Felicia Cox of Cape Coral, Frances Morlan (Charles) of Phoenix, AZ, and Chris Cox (Jessica)of Cape Coral; siblings, Norine Barnes (Max) of Sturgis, MI, and Dennis Cox (Rebecca) of Lafayette, IN; sister in law, Lou Ann Cox; grandchildren, Victoria Grusell, , Dustin Morlan, Michael Morlan, Krystal Betten, Brittany Cox, Cody Cox, Christina Cox, Brandon Cox, Breimen Cox, as well as great grandchildren, Mackenzie Cox, Stephanie Campbell, and Deanna Campbell.
Raymond was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Cox.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com
Memorial Contributions in memory of Raymond Louis Cox are suggested to The Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.