Ira R. Cox
October 7, 1945 - February 28, 2021
Ira Ray Cox, 75, of Deshler, Ohio passed away Sunday night, February 28, 2021 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green, Ohio.
He was born October 7, 1945 in Corbin, Kentucky to the late Hayes and Mary (Perry) Cox. On July 6, 1972 he married Donna Cunningham and they were together for over 48 years.
Ira retired in 2017 from Consolidated Biscuit, McComb, Ohio after working as a packer for over 16 years. He previously worked at the former Metal Forge Company of Deshler as an assembler for over 24 years before the plant closed.
He attended New Beginnings United Methodist Church, Deshler. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, especially in Grand Rapids, Ohio along the Maumee River. When at home, he liked to fix things for his family, put together puzzles, listen to country music or just sit on the porch and watch traffic and squirrels. He was a loving family man and always looked forward to spending time with his grandchildren.
Ira is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Laura Cox, Deshler; Melissa Cox, Toronto, Ohio; Arthur Cox, Sandusky, Ohio; Angela (Adam) Ellerbrock, Ottawa, Ohio; Joseph Cox, Deshler; 7 grandchildren, Emily; Tiffany; Stormy; Jordan; Katilyn; Kirsten; Autumn; 1 great grandson, Josiah; sisters, Sandy Cohan, Yuba City, California; Kathy Huer, Van Wert, Ohio; Lily Smith, Yuba City, California; Clara Muholland, Van Wert, Ohio and brother, Charles (Vicki) Hazelschwartz, Dupont, Ohio.
He was also preceded in death by an infant twin brother.
A celebration of his life will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler with Rev. Chris Walter officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. prior to the services. Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.
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In Care of Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler OH