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Marion "Mick" L. Cox, 86, of Topeka, Kan., passed away November 24, 2017 at Midland Care.
He was born March 22, 1931, at Picher, Okla., to Marion Guy and Gladys Mae (Robbins) Cox.
On November 8, 1952, he married Donna Schommer at St. Mary's Catholic Church, at Waterloo, Iowa.
Mick served in the United States Air Force from 1950 through 1953.
Mick's lifetime occupation was in law enforcement, serving nearly 30 years on the Kansas Highway Patrol and eight years as Sheriff of Wabaunsee County, Kan. He served as the president of Kansas Association of Counties, president of Kansas Sheriff's Association (1989), was on the National Board of Sheriffs, and was a member of the American Legion for over 60 years. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.
Mick is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Donna; his sons: Daniel (Laura), of Naples, Fla., Rick, of Joplin, Mo., and Jeff (Jeanne), of Cummings, Ga.; his daughters: Kim Mills (Ricky), of Topeka, and Mary Meek (David), of Plant City, Fla.; his daughter-in-law, Terry Cox, Joplin, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-children; and his sister, MaryLou Evans (Ken), of Fayetteville, Ark. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael, on October 15, 2015 and both of his parents.
He loved to fish, hunt, and spend time with his family and friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 7. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the church. A luncheon will follow at 12 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606 or the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or online www.donatenow.heart.org.
To leave condolences for the family, visit www.dovecremation.com.
Published on December 3, 2017
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