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Gary Wayne Cox

August 21, 1949 — February 11, 2022

Gary Wayne Cox, the son of the late Bob Alva Cox and Alice Scroggins Cox was born August 21, 1949 and departed this life February 11, 2022 at his home in Nixa, Missouri at the age of 72 years.


Gary grew up in Ash Grove, Missouri and attended the First Baptist Church where he was baptized at the age of 12 years.


At the age of 18 Gary joined the United States army where he served his country from 1968-1971 as a medical corpsman and received several medals for his service.


Gary attended four years at Columbia University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. He was military police from 1977-1978. Gary then started his career at The United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in 1978 where he retired after 23 years as a corrections officer. After retiring from the Medical Center, he worked part time at 166 Auto Auction from 2000 to present day.


On February 14, 1996, he was united in marriage to June Robinett Cox.


Survivors include wife June Cox of their home; son Jason and wife Janelle Cox of Adkins, Texas; two daughters, Michelle and husband Cliff Swyers of Bois D'Arc, Missouri and Tina and husband Danny Boyd of Mount Vernon, Missouri; two step daughters, Denise Robinett of Sparta, Missouri and Karen Robinett of Springfield, Missouri; three sisters, Brenda Butler of  Springfield, Missouri, Terresa Cox of  Springfield, Missouri and Kelly Thomas of Springfield, Missouri; four brothers-in-law,  Reggie Micham of Sparta, Missouri, Emerel Micham of Nixa, Missouri, Clint Tatum of Springfield Missouri and Rex Tatum of Sparta, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; multiple nieces; nephews; and many friends.


Gary was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Bee Crawshaw and granddaughter Chondra Robinett. 


Gary was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.


 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life". - John 3:16


Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2022, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Riggie Micham will officiate. 


The family will receive friends during a time of visitation from 12pm -1 pm on Thursday February 17, 2022, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, February 17, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Adams Funeral Home of Nixa

109 N Truman Blvd, Nixa, MO 65714

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Graveside Service

Thursday, February 17, 2022

2:00 - 2:30 pm

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