Donald D. Cox

Date of Death: December 27, 2010
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Donald D. Cox, 77, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Lafayette, died at 6:25 a.m Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at St. Vincents Hospice in Indianapolis. He was born Dec. 10, 1933, in Crawfordsville, to the late Cyril and Naomi Monroe Cox. He retired from the Indiana Army National Guard as a Colonel serving from 1952Continue Reading

Max Fishero left a message on February 4, 2011:
Lydia and family,
Don and I were classmates at Crawfordsville and the two of you and my wife and I sat together at one of our previous class reunions.
So sorry to hear about Don&s passing and I hope he didn&t suffer much. He and I were the best of friends until I moved to Arizona in 1945. Five years later we moved back to Crawfordsville but Don and I just never hitched up again. I don&t know why. We just ran in different circles. As I look back on my life that is one of my most regretful absences. I really liked Don and I don&t know why we never became close friends again. He was the star athlete and I was a wanna be.
In our senior year and the first football game of the season he was moved from his regular starting position to starting quarterback. I replaced an injured halfback. I remember clearly Don throwing a perfect pass to me and scoring the first touchdown of the season. For the next game and the remainder of the season Don moved back to his regular starting position and I moved back to the bench. Don gave me my one moment of glory and I never thanked him for it. He not only lettered in football, basketball, and baseball but he was the star of all three sports.
Back before I moved to Arizona, our neighborhood gang had a baseball team and we called ourselves the ""Green Street Midgets"". I don&t remember why the name but I do remember that Don lived on Green Street. I also remember Don and I playing one on one basketball in his back yard with the goal on his garage. He usually beat me.
We will all miss his boyish, smiling face.

Max Fishero
Jeff and Susan Bougher left a message on January 2, 2011:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jeff and Susan
Bernie Waskiewicz left a message on December 30, 2010:
Dear Lydia and family,
My deepest Sympathy for your loss of Don, I know he will really be missed. He was a loving husband, father and grandpa. My prayers are with you and your family.

Bernie Waskiewicz
Linda Stump left a message on December 30, 2010:
I was very sorry to hear of your loss. I very much enjoyed my time working with Chief Cox during his tenure at Purdue. Take care and my prayers are with you and your family today.
Cathy Aleshire & Geri Bodnar left a message on December 30, 2010:
Lydia and family,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your sorrow is also our sorrow. We will miss seeing Don in this community. He is now in God&s hands, and no longer suffering. Your pain and grief are felt by all here at Ventura Lakes. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.
Cathy Aleshire and Geri Bodnar
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Don Waskiewicz left a message on December 30, 2010:
Lydia and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Don was always the best of friends and a truly good person that is an inspiration for all of us. He always walked the golf course to maximize his exercise efforts. We had many good times together.

Don Waskiewicz
Gale D. Edwards left a message on December 29, 2010:
I was deeply saddened to hear the loss of Don. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I retired from the Indiana State Police in 2000 and Don was a great friend and Trooper. I will miss the emails.

Gale & Kathy Edwards
Jon & Jan Sloan left a message on December 29, 2010:
Hello Lydia,

Jan and I are so sorry to hear of Don&s passing. I have always had the highest reguard for Don both in the ISP and the National Guard. We will always treasure our day together in Las Vegas this past summer. We are blessed to have had that time. Our prayers will be with you and your family. We can take comfort in knowing he is in a much better place now where there is no pain.

Jon and Jan Sloan
Alex and Julie Mantica left a message on December 29, 2010:
To the family of Don Cox,

I worked with Don Cox when I was at the Purdue Police Department. He hired me in as a police officer for PUPD. He was a great man and I learned so much from him. I remember that I made one of my 1st arrests with Chief Don Cox assisting me. Purdue University was having their famous Nude Olympics at Carry Quad. Don help me arrest a naked student who was drunk. I believe that our picture making the arrest was printed in the Purdue yearbook - 1989 or 1990. Don always told me to follow my dreams and look for greater opportunities. Well, I followed my dreams and joined the U.S. Secret Service. I&m now one of the supervisors for the Carter Protection Division. I&m so glad I took Don&s advice.

Don, you will be missed. My condolences to his family.

Doris Getz left a message on December 28, 2010:

Kevin and Heather, I extend my sympathy to you. Your father must have been a very nice and busy man. I am so sorry.
Don, Meleita, and Kamrein Street left a message on December 28, 2010:
We&re so sorry for your loss. Hold onto the memories and allow them to be a source of comfort during this time and a source of joy forever. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you!

-Don, Meleita, and Kamrein Street
Don Brackman left a message on December 28, 2010:
Thank you Colonel Cox for your exemplary service to your Country, State and Community. You served with integrity and humility. It was an honor to serve under your command.

""Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God""

Don Brackman
ISP - Retired
Trish Kukla left a message on December 28, 2010:
Please accept this expression of sincere sympathy on the loss of your loved one.
May the thoughts of friends and your precous memories be a comfort to you.
May you know that many are touched by your sorrow and deeply care.
God Bless you, Trish Kukla
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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