Russell A Cox

September 11, 1939 ~ April 21, 2020 (age 80)


Albion - Russell A. Cox, 80, of Albion, was called home by our Lord Tuesday April 21, 2020.  He was born September 11, 1939 to the late Laurel W. and Twyla L. (Poorman) Cox in Peroria, IL.  He grew up in Waynedale, IN, from the age of 2 until his family moved to Big Lake, IN at age 9.  He married the love of his life Betsy N. (Michael) Cox on August 10, 1958 in the Wolf Lake Baptist Church in Wolf Lake, IN.  She preceded him in death on November 9, 2011.

He worked for Dana Corporation in Churubusco for 25 years before retiring in 1990.  Russell enjoyed spending all of his free time with his family.  He enjoyed taking his family on several vacations that encompassed traveling to 43 different states and Canada.

Survivors include his daughters, Kathryn E. Cox, Kelly E. Cox, and son, Michael A. Cox, all of Albion.  Also surviving is a brother, Larry W. (Mary) Cox of Tiffin, OH, sister in laws, Mary E Smith and Dorie Hutsell both of Syracuse, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betsy, parents, brother, William Cox, and his in laws, Ernest J. and Kathryn E. (Keister) Michael, brother in laws, Paul H. Michael, Ernest Junior Michael, Donald R. Michael, Alan Hutsell, and Richard E. Rehling Sr.

Due to ongoing restrictions on public gatherings, services will be private.  Burial at Wolf Lake Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made directly to the family.

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