In Memoriam: Dave Cox (June 10, 1935 – Dec. 20, 2021)

January 2022 Posted in Uncategorized

Preston D. (“Dave”) Cox, 86, passed away peacefully in his home on Dec. 20, 2021.

Dave was born June 10, 1935 in Northville, South Dakota to George and Ruby Cox. In 1944, his family moved to Downey, California. He graduated from Downey High School in 1953.

Dave married Lindia Fleming in 1955 and bought his first house in Bellflower, California, where they had their five children. 

In 1968 he accomplished his ultimate dream, moving to his farm in Silverton, Oregon, where he raised kids, cattle, and sheep.

He had a long career in construction working as a superintendent on many big projects throughout Oregon. He was awarded the Craftsman of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement award in construction.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lindia Cox; his sons, Preston D. Cox Jr., Jerry R. Cox (Penny), Randy G. Cox (Christy), Gregory M. Cox (Michelle), and daughter, Karen M. Brady (Joe). He has 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Services were held Dec. 28 at Unger Funeral Chapel, Silverton, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Union Gospel Mission, one of Dave’s favorite charities.

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