John Wayne Cox Sr. 76 years old of Chico, CA. Born March 21st, 1946 in Hanford, CA. Went to be with our heavenly father on Dec 9th, 2022. He was a long time resident of Butte County. He is preceded in death by his son John Wayne Cox Jr. He worked for various almond and walnut ranches in Chico and Durham. His last employment was at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, where he had worked for several years prior to his stroke in 2007.
He loved cars, yard sales and the casino however his favorite was going out to eat and having coffee dates with his daughter. He always enjoyed driving through the old neighborhood and then cruising downtown Chico. He reminisced about the old businesses that were once in the downtown area in his younger years.
He leaves behind his lifelong love Patricia Melville-Cox. A daughter: Kelly Farrell/Shane of Orland, CA. Three sons: Steve Cox/Nadine of Chico, CA, Cory Cox/Christine of Oroville, CA and Tim Cox of Red Bluff, CA. He also leaves behind a sister Stella Melville of Bellingham, WA.
And nine grandchildren: Steven Cox/Bethany of Vacaville, CA. Michael Cox/Chelsea of Chico, CA. Kacie Melgarejo/Emmil of Orland, CA. Cody Farrell/Tessa of Biggs, CA. Bobbiejo Sallee/ Justine of Red Bluff, CA. John Cox III/Ann of Klamath Falls, OR. Magon Rowley/Kendall of Red Bluff, CA. Michael Edward Cox of Oroville, CA, and Destinee Cox of Red Bluff, CA. Along with 14 great grand kids.
Services will be on, December 23rd, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. At Glen Oaks Memorial Park on the Midway in Chico, Ca.