Richard Cecil Cox was born in Faxon, OK on February 15, 1920 to Benjamin Franklin and Freda Wilnette (Peters) Cox. He departed this earthly life on May 30, 2019 at the age of 99. Cecil married the love of his life, Anita Kilcrease on May 17, 1946. They were blessed with one daughter, Connie Beth Cox.
Cecil attended Capitol Hill High School and later Blackwell Business College. He was a WWII Veteran, and served as a sergeant in the 8th Tactical Air Command Squadron of the US Army. Cecil was a Deputy Assessor for the Oklahoma County Assessor’s Office.
Upon retirement, Cecil and Anita enjoyed many years of traveling with friends and family members. He was an active member of Southminster Presbyterian Church for over 88 years. Cecil was very proud to be OU’s Patriot of the Game during the Ohio State football game, and had Toby Keith present him with his special football.
Cecil was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Joe, Don, S.L., and Tommy.
He is survived by his wife Anita of 73 years; daughter, Connie Cox and husband Joe of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Craig Cox and wife Teka, Casi Bays and husband Bryan; great grandchildren, Ashton and Emerson Cox, Peyton and Kylie Jo Bays; brother, Jerry Cox and wife Joyce of Austin, TX; sister in law, Jane Adams of Archer City, TX; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be held 12-8pm Monday, June 3 with family present to greet friends from 4-6pm. A funeral ceremony to celebrate Cecil’s life will be held 11am Tuesday, June 4 in the Chapel at Resthaven.