Richard L. “ Rick” Cox, age 52, died late Wednesday evening, March 26, 2014, at the Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas.
He was born October 29, 1961, at Meade, Kansas, the son of James Paul and Mary (Eakes) Cox. As a young boy he attended school at St. Patrick’s Catholic school and later Plains High School. In 1980 he joined the United States Army serving until 1982. After his discharge, he began his career in the retail grocery business, living in Plains, Hesston, and later Wichita, Kansas.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Plains. He enjoyed gardening, playing BINGO, assisting the elderly, and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by:
His mother, Mary Friesen of Plains, Kansas
A brother, Michael Cox of McPherson, Kansas
Two sisters, Carolyn Wilcox of Sublette, Kansas
Marilyn Labra of Valley Center, Kansas
A stepsister, Barbara Rouse of Dodge City, Kansas
He is preceded in death by his father; his stepfather, Leonard Friesen; and a brother, James “Jim” Cox
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, at the Plains Cemetery, Plains. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Plains Cemetery.
The family would welcome memorials to the American Diabetes Association or the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church building fund in care of the funeral home.