Marvin Cox, age 76, of Marion, passed away at his home Wednesday evening, July 31, 2019.
On August 24, 1942, Marvin was born in Hamilton, Alabama, a son of the late John A. and Flossie V. (Lowery) Cox. He graduated from Adrian High School in Michigan in the Class of 1960.
Marvin married the love of his life, Nondice Yvonne Butler, on September 23, 1961, in Adrian, MI. They shared over 57 wonderful years together as husband and wife. Together they enjoyed bowling in leagues, watching baseball, playing cards, and visiting Las Vegas. They usually stayed at the Excalibur because he knew the location of his favorite slot machine, Golden Dragon.
For most of his working career, Marvin was a manufacturing engineer. He worked for many companies including Dura, Marion Power Shovel, Flxible, and lastly Whirlpool, from where he retired in 2009.
Marvin was very active in bowling and golf leagues, and especially enjoyed the Mar-O-Del course in Marion. He loved watching sports with his favorite teams being the Alabama Crimson Tide, Boston Red Sox and the Indianapolis Colts. He was extremely competitive when playing card games and was great with computers.
He will always be remembered as an awesome husband, dad and grandfather. He was a wonderful, caring and giving man.
Marvin will be dearly missed by his wife, Nondice, of Marion; five children: Marcy (Craig) Lucas of Marion, OH, M. Bryan Cox of Marion, OH, Stacy (Michael) Squibb of Galion, OH, Jason Cox of Marion, OH, John (Jasper) Cox of Marion, OH; nine grandchildren: Dustin, Coty, Brittany, Brandan, Jimmie, Heather, Kathryn, Chloe, Raegan; numerous great grandchildren; his dog Leroy and cat Yaz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Marvin Cox Jr.; two brothers: Jimmie and Mason Cox; and a sister, Judy Sweet.
Services will be observed privately by Marvin’s family. Burial will take place in Iberia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Marvin’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 471 E. Broad St. Suite 1630; Columbus, Ohio 43215 or at www.diabetes.org.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Marvin’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.