John A. Cox

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December 31, 1951 - July 3, 2020
Born in Alton, IL
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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John A. Cox, of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 at the age of 68 surrounded by his wife, daughter, son and daughter-in-law. Loving husband of Carla J. Cox (nee Vogelsang); beloved son of the late Robert G. and Helen Cox (nee wood); devoted father of Jennifer Cox and Matthew (Melissa) Cox; cherished grandfather of Jackson and Reid Cox; dear brother of Teresa (Wayne) Maple and Bobby (Darlene) Cox; brother-in-law of Gale (Valerie) Vogelsang, Douglas (Cindy) Vogelsang and Babs Vogelsang; step-son-in-law of Pearl Vogelsang. John is also preceded in death by his sister, Jill Cox; brother-in-law, Jay Vogelsang; and father-in-law, Gus (the late Betty) Vogelsang.

John was a member of the Chapel of the Cross Church. He retired after 38.5 years of service as a Supervisor with General Motors. He was an avid golfer, loved traveling on family vacations, and greatly enjoyed reading. John was also a big St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and loved sports in general. What John loved most of all was spending time with his beloved family and grandsons. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to many. John was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in John's honor to your church, food pantry or favorite charity.

The family has requested that service at the church be for relatives only. In honoring John A. Cox, the funeral service will be streamed live.

The family ask that you click the link to watch the funeral service online at July 17, 2020 at 11:00am, Click here to view.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Pat Wilson July 7, 2020 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    candle 5Your memories are precious and he loved his family deeply. You will always hold him in your heart as he did you. Love and prayers.

  2. Paul Gerson July 7, 2020 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    John was a devoted worker at The Landings at Spirit Golf Club. You will be missed by everyone at The golf course. Prayers to your family.

  3. Larry Graves July 9, 2020 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    John always brought a smile to my face. Enjoyed my time with him at the Zeta Theta Chapter of Sigma Chi at GMI ( Kettering ).
    See you on the other side.
    En hoc,
    Brother Larry Graves 1971

  4. Randy Hard July 10, 2020 at 5:06 am - Reply

    John was a fellow Alton High School classmate from 1970. We played baseball together for many years. You will be greatly missed.

  5. marjorie becker July 10, 2020 at 8:59 am - Reply

    My prayers are with the family

  6. Carla Eckert July 10, 2020 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    So sorry Bobby for the loss of your brother. You and your family are in my Prayers and Thoughts.

  7. Sharon Hamberg July 11, 2020 at 11:46 am - Reply

    John was great to play with when we were children on Viewland St. As cousins he was the greatest. Thinking of you and your family. In my prayers.

  8. Karen Mikulski July 11, 2020 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    candle 5Jen, I am so sorry for your and your family’s loss. I am praying God shows you all peace during this difficult time. Xoxo

  9. Deborah Northcutt & family July 11, 2020 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    candle 7Sorry Bobby to hear about John. The Northcutt family has your family in our hearts and prayers 🙏🙏🙏

  10. Sue Cole July 11, 2020 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    candle 5Teresa.:and family so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and strength during this time of sorrow.

    • Don And Joella Smith July 18, 2020 at 6:17 pm - Reply

      candle 4John was always a Great guy at work. I know he will be missed. ⁸ i am so sorry to hear John passed. He is with the Angels now and can watch over his family.

  11. Jack Boswell July 11, 2020 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    I am so sad to hear about John’s passing. I knew John from the third grade on. We were in Sunday School together. His Grand Mother Leona Wood was our Sunday School teacher. John lived most of his school life with his grand parents, Orri and Leona Wood. His grand parents live close to us off of Milton road and I would go over and visit. John lost his baby sister in a accident when we were in junior high and I was one of the pallbearers. I will never forget that. After high school, he worked in a coop program with GM and I was going to SIU. He got me a job working at Fisher Body on the assembly line before it change to GMAC and I had to go to the service. We lost touch later on in life but I sure have a lot of good memories. I am so sorry for your lost and prayers to your family

  12. Twyla Simmons Paul July 11, 2020 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Teresa and Bobby, I am so sorry to hear of johns passing! I have many childhood memories of John leaving to play golf from his Grandma Leona Woods house, while I would be there playing with Teresa! And of course church memories at Curdie Heights! I’m sending prayers for strength and love and hugs to you and your Families!
    Love, Twyla

  13. Marlene Devening July 11, 2020 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    candle 5I’m sorry for the loss of John he was such a kind, funny and happy man. I will miss seeing him at Christmas . I pray for you all . Love Marlene

  14. Dawn & Robert "Bavol" Donaldson July 12, 2020 at 9:30 am - Reply

    candle 8So sorry for the family and their loss. I have dear memories as a little girl and a young lady. Bobby Jean and I played golf with him the last time I was in Illinois with the family. Good memories! RIP John Allen

  15. Gary Urban July 12, 2020 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Carla our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Gary and Margie Urban

  16. Saundra Arth July 12, 2020 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    candle 8Teresa and Wayne, I am sorry for your loss. God Bless you and keep you in now and always.

    Sandi

  17. Cliff & Karen Reid July 12, 2020 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    To the Cox Family… So very sorry for your loss. Only met John once but that time he drove us (and his niece Millie and our son Derek) to the 100th PGA tournament held in St Louis in 2018. Very nice man and could tell he had a passion for family and golf. You are all in our prayers.

  18. Gary Rager July 13, 2020 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Dear Carla and family, I was speechless when I learned of John’s passing. As a neighbor, two houses away, I didn’t know him well, but I knew I liked him because he was always kind and tolerant of my dog, Max, who always barked at him when we walk pass your home on our walks. I will miss seeing him riding his mower in your back yard with his earphones and a cigar.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy. You and your family have been in my prayers and thoughts continuously. God Bless you, and if I can be of any assistance feel free to call upon me.

  19. Debi Frueh July 13, 2020 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    candle 7Dear Carla, Jennifer, Matthew + Melissa and Family, You are in our thoughts and Prayers. John was a great husband and father and grandfather. It was evident how much he loved his family. Cherish all the loving times you had together. We always enjoyed John too, he will be missed.
    ~ ” Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. ” ~ Matthew 5:4 .

    With our sincere sympathy, we love you all,
    Cousin, Debi Frueh and Mike McClelland

  20. fred lachance July 16, 2020 at 11:44 am - Reply

    candle 7i miss your smiling face & sense of humor john. save me a tee time OK ? you work mate & friend. fred lachance

  21. Marlene Vogelsang July 17, 2020 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Dear Carla and family,
    My prayers are with you now and always. May our Lord bless and keep you and give you peace.
    With love, Marlene

  22. Gary Hill July 18, 2020 at 10:22 am - Reply

    candle 5John was a proud member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Zeta Theta Chapter in Flushing, Michigan while a student at General Motors Institute. John was one of the happiest people I’ve ever met. He always had a smile on his face and it was impossible to be around John without feeling uplifted. We shared many, many laughs together. I am proud to be among his many friends.

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