Services: Have been held.
O.W. “Blackie” Cox, 73, of Hobbs, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Lea Regional Medical Center in Hobbs.
He was born on June 15, 1931, in Lindsay, Okla., to Herbert and Opal Cox.
He married Jane Long on Nov. 7, 1993, in Hobbs. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Hobbs Lodge No. 63 A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Valley of Las Cruces, the Ballut Abyad Temple in Albuquerque, the Lea County Shrine Club, past master Seminole Lodge No. 957 in Seminole, Texas, Seminole Order of Eastern Star.
Family members said he was involved in Little League baseball for over 30 years and served in the U.S. Army overseas during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Bertie Evelyn Jackson Cox; and a son, Howard Wendell Cox.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Odis Cox (and wife, Cathy) of Hobbs, Kenneth Cox (Theresa) of Trinidad, Colo., Jack Moody Jr. (Catrina) of Odessa, Texas; five daughters, Denese Baker (Brent) of Bellevue, Neb., Beci Jones (Mike) of Lubbock, LaJune Gary and Zadine Hubbard, both of Midwest City, Okla., and Wanda Raye Watts (Wayne) of Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Peggy Frazier of Mobeetie, Texas, and Clara Mae Farni of Beaumont, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dr. Marty Akins will officiate the services.
Burial with graveside Masonic Rites will be at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Hobbs.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Duncan-May Funeral Home in Hobbs.
Memorial contributions may be made to VistaCare Hospice at 1515 Calle Sur, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240.
Arrangements are by Duncan-May Funeral Home of Hobbs.