Cox, J.D.

J.D. “Red” Cox, 77, of Lubbock, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at his home.
He was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Elida, to Sally Ann and J.D. “Dory” Cox.
His mother died when he was 2 weeks old. He was raised by his grandmother until the age of 13. When his grandmother died he went to live with his father. He left home at 17 to start driving trucks for long haul jobs. He drove trucks cross country until he retired in 1988. He married Gwen Connelly on May 27, 1977, in Juarez, Mexico. Family members said he enjoyed going to flea markets where bought and resold pans, cowboy boots and a few pocket knives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; a stepson, Kenneth Connelly; and a grandchild.
Survivors include his wife; a stepson, Gene Connelly of Sudan, Texas; a stepdaughter, Zelma Sisemore of Hale Center, Texas; a brother, Jim ?Happy? Cox of Mountainview, Wyo.; and 13 grandchildren.
Services have been held.
Scott P. Reeves will officiate.
Honorary pallbearers will be his friends.
Wheeler Mortuary of Portales is handling arrangements.