Harold Deen Cox was born on October 16, 1936, to George and Alla Cox (Vandivort). He departed this life on Sunday, March 26, 2023.
Harold was raised on his parent’s farm in Houston, Missouri. He graduated from Central High School in 1955 after the family moved to Springfield his senior year. As a young man, he was saved at the Oakdale Methodist Church and baptized in the Big Piney River. He faithfully attended First General Baptist Church in Springfield for over 50 years.
On June 2, 1956, Harold married Doris Smith. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Cathy, Patty, and Brad. Harold worked for Heur Williams Shoes as a wholesale salesman for over 40 years.
Harold filled his time camping, fishing, woodworking, and traveling. He and Doris enjoyed camping in their travel trailer and going as far as Texas and Colorado. Another huge part of Harold’s life was his love of sports, especially his love for St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs. He was often known to have watched the same game more than once.
Later in life he married Karen Bowler. He was blessed to have taken trips to Alaska, the Grand Canyon, Boston, Yellowstone, and many other places.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Doris, his parents, George and Alla Cox, his brothers, George Jr and Hubert, and sister in law Betty Jo.
Harold is survived by his wife, Karen, his daughter, Cathy Callahan (Eric), his daughter Patty Murray, his son Brad Cox, stepson Clay Bowler (Michelle), stepdaughter Kim Bowler (Jim), stepdaughter Robyn Siracusa (Paul), sister Nora Gunderson (Gary), sister Betty Kay Wieder (Richard), sister in law Estelene Cox, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Greenlawn South Funeral Home in Springfield.
Funeral services for Harold will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Greenlawn South Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested for memorial contributions to be made to the charity of your choice in honor and memory of Harold.
Services are under the care and direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home of Springfield.