Raymond Louis Cox

July 12, 1949 - May 25, 2021

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.


  1. Nora Ray May 27, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Ray you will be so missed. You’ve been a part of my life as long as you and Gail have been together. We have had so many good times. We love you and I’m so sad we lost you. Gail will be loved and we’ll cared for. Till we meet on the other side. Now you are no longer in pain.

  2. Irene McBryan May 29, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Irene McBryan
    Dear Gail and family….I am so sorry for your loss. Peace be with you all, through this time. May Ray be with our Lord and always in the hearts of his beloved family…rip💙

  3. Denise Smith May 29, 2021 at 9:05 am

    My sincere condolences to all of Ray’s family and friends. Ray will definitely be missed, but his loving spirit will remain, and be remembered in his beautiful life story. RIP, Ray. 🙏🙏❤️

  4. Shirley Kirkland May 29, 2021 at 9:16 am

    I met Ray & Gail in Oak Spring RV Park. Was our neighbor. He was a helpful friendly person. Enjoyed his music. Always cheerful. He will be missed. Rest in peace

  5. Dustin Stacy May 29, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Fly High Pappy! ❤️ We will miss you so much! We will see ya again someday!

  6. Brittany Cox May 29, 2021 at 10:02 am

    I’ll never forget you and what a grandpa you were, Pappy. I love you with all my heart and I’ve missed you everyday that you’ve left. I hope you are resting easy in heaven. Until we meet again Pappy…

  7. Ken Rambow May 29, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Ray was totally unselfish with a big heart. Always the first to lend a hand if someone needed help. A dedicated musician as well who played music with commitment. An honor to have known him for sure.

  8. Dan & Judy Beers May 29, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Ray was such a wonderful , gentle loving person he will be so missed. I’m glad we got together last time we were down there are condolences to all.

  9. Rich and Maria Volce May 31, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Dear Ray, Rich and I will always remember you. You were a kind and wonderful man. Condolences to your wife, Gail and your children and grandchildren. Rest in Peace in paradise.

  10. Michele Wilson Jun 2, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Ray was a great person to talk to and immediately made you feel like a friend. He was always willing to lend a hand and gave great advice when asked. He will be missed here but welcome in heaven and will be playing bass with a great band there in no time.

  11. Dave Porter Jun 2, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    I met Ray about 4 years ago when his wife Gail joined a band where I was a member. Gail and Ray became close friends very quickly. Ray was always a very gracious man who always pitched-in to help load-in equipment, set-up, run the sound board, tear-down equipment, and load-out at gigs. He graciously offered his expertise in helping work-out music arrangements for the band. Ray was a great guy to talk with; we had many very enjoyable conversations. He always had something good to say about everyone. Ray will be missed.

  12. Dave Porter and Michele Wilson Jun 2, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Michele and I offer our sincere and heart-felt condolences on Ray’s passing to Gail and the entire family.

  13. Ron and Kim Evans RKM Fireworks Company Jun 4, 2021 at 9:53 am

    We new Ray through our fireworks company. He was always positive and upbeat. He truly loved performing the fireworks displays and he was always looking for more shows to do. I think he loved working with the boys on the shows and making it a family affair. It was truly a pleasure and honor to have known and worked with Ray for many years. Our deepest condolences to his whole family.

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