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David "King Cod" Cox

February 21, 1955 ~ July 14, 2018 (age 63)

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Celebration of Life
July 28, 2018

12:30 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
328 Village Hill Rd.
Lebanon, CT 06249

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of David Wayne Cox "King Cod" of Willimantic, 63, who died on Saturday July 14, 2018. He was born on February 21, 1955 in Willimantic, to the late William Franklin Cox and Eleanor Louise (Potter) Cox. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Holly Amon-Cox and his son, his pride and joy, Joshua David Cox. He also leaves a sister Cheryl “Karuna” Lucas of Philadelphia, PA, and countless friends from coast to coast. Anyone who knew David knows that he had several loves. His family, which he cherished more than life itself, fishing, and his musical and singing career. If you ran into David while he was out and about in the community, rest assured you would get the latest report on his family, fishing trips, or when the next gig was. He also loved to watch Nascar racing, professional wrestling, and going to the race tracks with his son, as well as Uconn basketball and Red Sox games. In June, David was as proud as a father could be of his son. He watched him graduate with distinction from QMC to receive his High School Diploma. He was brought to tears of joy when his son Joshua earned the highest award the school can bestow upon a graduate for inspiration, kindness and respect. David loved going fishing with his Dad as a child and his countless fishing buddies; they know who they are. He could be found freshwater fishing and ice fishing, which was always a tradition with his son on opening day. He also loved to deep sea fish in Gloucester, MA, and Point Judith, RI, on a charter boat. He felt at peace on the ocean and always said he was closest to God being a few hundred miles out to sea. He would always have a few buddies join him on those ventures. David’s third love was his music. He listened to and appreciated all types of music since he was a teenager and went from beginning bands to jam with to eventually playing for functions. He traveled across the country and Canada performing with Matt “Guitar” Murphy, famous from The Blues Brothers movie, and countless other local, state and nationally recognized musicians. He decided to retire from being on the road in 1984, and it was then that he met the love of his life, Holly, when she worked at Stop and Shop florist during her college career. They were married on October 17, 1987 and spent 33 years together raising their son Joshua. Throughout his life David worked at Electric Boat, Mansfield Depot Restaurant Fish Market, Stop and Shop Seafood, Douglas Manor and Easter Seals Camp Hemlock. He will be missed greatly by his family and countless friends. It was David’s wish to be cremated and have his ashes sprinkled in the sea where he was at peace and felt closest to God. This will be done at the convenience of his family and any friends that wish to attend. All who knew him are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Lebanon Redeemer Lutheran Church Hall, on Village Hill Rd. in Lebanon, CT, 06249. The service will be at 12:30pm with a reception to follow. The family asks to bring a story or a picture or two to share. Casual and comfortable attire is requested. In lieu of flowers, you can bring a sun loving perennial flower plant that will be a part of a memorial garden to be made at his home. It can even be out of your own garden. 


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