Funeral services for Orville D. “O. D.” Cox will be conducted at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, December 15, 2013, at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Dr. Fred Lowery, Pastor, First Baptist Bossier officiating. Rev. Leland Crawford, Pastor, First Baptist Minden will be assisting. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park and the family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Saturday at Hill Crest Funeral Home.
Mr. Cox was born July 31, 1927, in Cotton Valley, LA to parents Molly (Ethridge) and Levy C. Cox and passed away on December 12, 2013, in Shreveport, LA following a short illness. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Minden and the Adult Senior II Friendship Sunday School Class. Mr. Cox was a member of the Eagle Scouts Chapter 53 of Cotton Valley and proudly remained an Eagle Scout all of his life. He was one of the founding members of the Webster Parish Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. His sponsor membership drive was so successful it was adopted by Ducks Unlimited nationally. Mr. Cox was owner and operator of Affiliated Enterprises which was the parent company of Centuries and Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home and Cemeteries and Hill Crest Florist. He operated his businesses for all people and always focused on the service end of the industry and believed in giving back to the community. The Hill Crest Sunrise Amphitheatre was designed and built by Mr. Cox and his family to celebrate Easter every year and have celebrated 35 years of Easter Sunrise Services. Mr. Cox was a past member of the Shreveport Executive Association and after his retirement he and his sons partnered in The Home and Office Storage Facilities in Shreveport and Bossier City. He also found time to be an avid and successful gardener and a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Mr. Cox will be missed by all the people that his life influenced and impacted.
Mr. Cox was preceded in death by his parents; son, Fred Cox; two sisters, and one brother. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Mrs. Dorothy Cox; his two sons, Philip Cox and wife Renee’, Judge Jeff Cox and wife Susan; daughter-in-law, Sally Cox; sisters, Birma Barrett, Shirley Howard, and Sue Woodruff; and brothers, Richard and Willard Cox. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Stacey Rice, Dwain Cox, Brandon Cox, Gabrielle Cox, and Stephen Cox, and four great- grandchildren, and three great- great- grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Allen Boddie, Charles Pevy, Kenneth Garcin, Dwain Cox, Brandon Cox, Stephen Cox, and Donald Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Senior II Friendship Sunday School Class.
You may share your condolences with the family at www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.
The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses of Willis-Knighton Bossier and Grace Home in Shreveport for all of their kindness during Mr. Cox’s illness. The family also wishes to thank Lorene, Pauline, and Lenwood for their years of dedicated service and friendship.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Minden building fund.