Lonnie Cox

April 26, 1940 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 81)


Lonnie Ray Cox, 81, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 6, 2022, in his hometown of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born on April 26, 1940 to Arthur and Helen (Truitt) Cox. Lonnie is survived by his wife Bonnie S. Hearn of Oklahoma City whom he married on February 19, 2004 and have resided in Oklahoma City ever since. Lonnie was a graduate of Moore High School, Class of 1958.

Lonnie was a resident of Tucson, Arizona where he served as a police officer for over 20 years, Academy Class 1972. When Lonnie retired from the Tucson Police Department in May 1993, he relocated back to Oklahoma City where he worked as a contractor for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management for 10 years. This required extensive travel around the State of Oklahoma where he met many people and genuinely enjoyed hearing their own stories. Day trips often included Arthur, his father, who loved to travel. Lonnie enjoyed many years helping his parents on the ‘Cox Farm’ until their passing.

He is also survived by his daughter, Allison K. (Cox) Booker and her husband Edward W. Booker, three granddaughters Ashley, Alexi, and Zoe of Tucson Arizona; brothers, Larry Cox and his wife Vicki of Blanchard, OK, and Mark and his wife Jean of Choctaw, OK. He was preceded in death by his parents and beloved sister, Judith “Judi” Anne (Cox) Stewart who lost her battle to cancer on September 23, 2021.

Lonnie was a dedicated police officer who continually said he would have served his community for free if it meant he could work in the field. He had long time friends, such as Mo Reyna and Doug Boling of Tucson, Arizona, who loved and supported him until the end of his life. He was a loving husband, son, brother and father who was always available to help when anyone needed care or a helping hand, including his childhood friend George W. Gideon, retired Oklahoma City Firefighter, who passed away January 2010. Lonnie loved travel, music, wildlife, and helping others. Thank you for your love, laughter, service, and friendship. You will truly be missed, but never forgotten.  

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