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.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jeff and Susan
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
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.
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.
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
Gale & Kathy Edwards
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.
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
""Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God""
ISP - Retired
-Don, Meleita, and Kamrein Street
Kevin and Heather, I extend my sympathy to you. Your father must have been a very nice and busy man. I am so sorry.