Raymond Cox, Sr.

Obituary of Raymond Howard Cox, Sr.

Raymond Howard Cox, Sr May 8, 1930-April 11, 2022 Howard beloved, husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, uncle and friend went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 11, 2022 with family by his side. Howard was born May 8, 1930, in Keota, OK to William Ernest Cox and Dora Blanche Cox, the youngest of six children. He graduated from Stigler High School in 1948 and attended Northeastern College in Tahlequah, OK for one year. Howard was always working whether as a young boy in Stigler at a bakery before school or as an 8th grade shoe cobbler while living in California where his dad worked in the war effort for one year. Staying busy and productive was “Howard”. His career as a Grocer began in Clovis, NM in 1949 where he married a former Stigler girl, Bette Winton. They had four children together. Working for Safeway as one of their youngest store managers would lead to owning his first store in Clovis called Everybody’s Food Market. Later selling this store he opened “Howards Market” across town. Always yearning for Oklahoma, he moved his family to Quinton where he owned “Howards Super Market” until 1981. An early retirement allowed Howard and his wife Wilda to join in revival mission trips across the country, where he would lead the music and Wilda was his accompanists. Howard was a member of the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma for almost 20 years traveling to Russia, China, Brazil and Australia. Howard not only a musician but was also a wonderful artist painting landscapes and crafting hundreds of wooden item’s for his family and friends. Howard and Wilda moved from Quinton to Haskell before residing in Owasso. Howard was proceeded in death by his parents W.E. Cox and Blanche Cox, sisters Willie Goins and Mildred Norris, brothers Carl Cox, William Cox Jr and Paul Cox. A baby daughter Julie, grandson John Allen Cox II and stepson Weldon Keith Wheat. Howard was so proud of his family. He will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by: His loving wife of 47 years Wilda Thomas Cox. Children: Jeanne Cox Seyb and Spencer of Georgetown, TX, Howard Cox Jr and Susie of Haskell, OK, John Cox of Edmond, OK, Charlotte Moore of Copperas Cove, TX, Phyllis Moore of Oklahoma City, OK and Lisa Wheat Simantel and Randy of Orange Beach, AL. Grandchildren: Spencer Seyb II and Sierra of Costa Mesa, CA, Justin Seyb and Brittany of Leander, TX, Jordan Seyb and Dalli of Florence, AZ, Adam Cox and Jennifer of Haskell, OK, Bryce Cox and Kari of Glenpool, OK, Clint Cox of Haskell, OK, Kimberley Cox Miller of Stigler, OK, Charles Moore of Charlotte, NC, Ben Moore of Austin, TX, Nigel Moore of Oklahoma City, OK, Afton Rea of Huntsville, AL, Ethan Simantel of Eglin Air Force Base, FL, and Sophie Stargel and Tyler of Wesley Chapel, FL. Great Grandchildren: Brianna Seyb, Max Seyb, Bert Seyb, Caroline Seyb, Wesley Seyb, Brady Seyb, Aidan Cox, Remington Cox, Lizzie Cox, Claira Cox, Hannah Cox, Emmalyn Cox, Adeline Cox, Jarra Cox, Amaya Cox, Makala Miller, Claire Miller, Nathan Miller, Buddy Moore, Abi Simantel and Nora Stargel. A memorial service to honor and celebrate Howard will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Howard’s memory be made to Clarehouse, 7617 S Mingo Road, Tulsa, OK 74133, or you may donate online at clarehouse.org.
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