Russell T. Cox

January 25, 1958 - May 05, 2020

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Russell Thomas Cox, 62 of Avilla died Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

He was born January 25, 1958 in Fort Wayne to Curtis T. and Martha (Greider) Cox. They preceded him in death.

Mr. Cox moved back to the area in 2008 from Illinois to help care for his parents.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Christopher (Autumn) Cox of Bristol, Wisconsin and Nicholas Cox of Trevor, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Sam Perry, Allie Cox, Jack Cox, and Charlotte Cox; a sister, Sharon Abts of Springville, Indiana; and two brothers, Gary Cox of White Bear Lake, Minnesota and Greg Cox of Fort Myers, Florida.

There will be no visitation or funeral services.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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May 13th, 2020 3:12am
Waukegan, Illinois

My dear friend, I’m heartbroken that you left us before I was able to make it there. You always made sure we met up when you came to town and I so appreciated your thoughtfulness to think of me. I can count my true friends on 2 fingers, you were one. I will miss you more than you’ll ever know. Hope you’re there to greet me when my time comes. Love you Russ. Xo

Valerie Pelz
May 9th, 2020 11:13pm
Fort Wayne In

I've known Russell since becoming friends with Sharon 50 plus years ago. Russell, you put up wth me hanging out at your house and being included on some family camping trips. I'm glad we were able to maintain our friendship through all these years. Your laughter and smile will be missed but never forgotten.

Sara Hobson
May 9th, 2020 11:47am
Rome City

I am sorry for your loss. I enjoyed all the times I was able to share with Russell while visiting with Curt and Martha. He was such a nice guy and fun to be around. I will miss his big bear hugs and laughter. God bless him.

Sharon E. Mettert
May 8th, 2020 7:20pm

Praying God will give Peace & Comfort to his family & friends I met Russell when his Dad & my husband were at Provena, we sat at the same table for lunch about every day. We became COFFEE BUDDIES!!! Russell was a good guy! RIP