David Eugene Cox 1956 - 2010
Funeral services for David Eugene Cox, 54, Linwood, were Friday, Aug. 13, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Cox died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, on the family farm from injuries suffered in a farming accident.
He was born Aug. 9, 1956, in Lawrence, the son of Howard E. and Lorene Reetz Cox. He graduated from Linwood High School in 1974.
Mr. Cox earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Kansas University in 1994, and a master’s degree in 2000, also in civil engineering and from KU, while working full time. He was employed by the city of Olathe as a utilities engineering manager for the past 10 years.
Mr. Cox had previously worked for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and also at a private consulting firm in Kansas City, Kan. He also farmed his family’s farm. He spent many years as a Douglas County 4-H project leader of forestry, geology and horticulture.
He married Jodi Creque on Nov. 3, 1984, at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora and remained there as a member. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Jessica L. Reding and husband Gabriel, Linwood, and Mary Ellen, of the home; two sons, Jacob David and Alexander Eugene, both of the home; his parents, Linwood; two sisters, Marilyn Cox Whitenton and husband Philip, Yuma, Ariz., and Sheri Flory and husband Paul, Baldwin City; and two grandsons.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to Douglas County 4-H, or to the David E. Cox Memorial Scholarship at Eudora High School for postsecondary engineering students, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.