Joe David Cox, 79 of Crestview, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Mr. Cox was born on March 12, 1942, in Florala Alabama, he was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County. Joe was the first deaf civil engineer to work at Eglin Air Force Base and after a long career he retired in 2007. He was the Pastor to Deaf Ministry at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Crestview and had memberships with FBCD, SBCD, Oklahoma BCD which are other deaf organizations.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, William Cecil and Naomi Johnson Cox, brother, William Cox
Joe is survived by his wife, Daphne Jo Cox, three daughters, Ivana Fore, Charity Cox, Lisa Cox, Son-in-Law, Melvin Fore, three granddaughters, Rylee and Emma Fore, Lucinda Cox, two grandsons, Keannan and Kyle, brother, Dewain Cox in Delaware.
Funeral service will be held Monday, July 26, 2021, beginning at 11:00 am, at Emmanuel Baptist Church 3252 E. James Lee Blvd, Crestview Florida 32539, with Pastor Ian Anderson officiating. Burial to follow at Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, July 26, 2021 from 10-11am at the church.
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