Donald Ray Cox


Donald Ray Cox, age 86, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.  He was born May 29, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the son of Everett and Lona (Crites) Cox.

Donald was a United States Army veteran serving during the Korean conflict and was the owner of Pop’s Trucking Company and was a mason.

On December 8, 1950, he married Betty Jean Williams in Jackson, Missouri.  She preceded him in death on January 18, 2006.

He is survived by his two daughters, Donna Underwood of Republic, Missouri and Bonnie Bollinger and her husband, Kevin of Verona, Missouri; three grandchildren, Bronson Cox and his wife, Sierra of Republic, Carson Underwood and his Fiancé, Anna of Springfield and Rachel Cole and her husband, Tim of Clever, Missouri; three great-grandchildren, Alexis and Mikhail Yount and Sara Cox.

His parents, Everett and Lona, wife, Betty and sister, Letta Elwess, preceded him in death.

A private family service will be held at a later date.   Arrangements are under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, Missouri.

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Donna Underwood

Poppy you are so missed by many. I cannot fathom the pain you endured your final days but you are in pain no more. We are trying to pick up the pieces but will never be able to fill the void you left in our lives. We love and miss you bunches!

 Posted July 20, 2017 - 10:49am
Donna Underwood

Poppy you are certainly missed. I cannot fathom the pain you endured. We are trying to pick up the pieces but nothing can feel the void you left behind.

 Posted July 20, 2017 - 10:35am
Southside Baptist Church

Southside Baptist Church sends sincere sympathy for your loss. We enjoyed the time Don spent with us when he was able to attend church here and always enjoyed visiting with him at his home.

 Posted July 18, 2017 - 10:58am

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