Dwight “Spunky” Cox, 72, of London died Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Arbors West, West Jefferson, Ohio.
Born October 6, 1947 in London; he was a son of Rosemarie Cox.
A 1966 graduate of London High School, Spunky was a gifted athlete, playing quarterback for the Red Raiders. He had been a schoolteacher in the US Virgin Islands for 20 years before returning to London where he had worked for Stanley Electric, Jefferson Industries and the Red Brick Tavern.
Survivors include his daughter Abriel Matthias Proctor (Elbert Proctor Jr.), son Moshe Matthias Cox; grandchildren Mekhi Moshe Matthias-Cox, Mekayla Deanna Matthias-Cox, and Syheir Aaron Peters all of the Virgin Islands; brother Mark Cox of London; niece Gabrielle Cox of Dublin, nephew Jemal Napper of Columbus; many cousins including Jackie Schook of London, Danny (Tootie) Polley of IL and Francine Cox of Springfield.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents William and Rose Cox, mother Rosemarie Cox, brothers Jeff and Chris Cox, aunt Marvine Miller and uncles William “Bill” Cox and Frank Cox.
A memorial service to celebrate Spunky’s life will be held at a later date.
The family suggests memorials in Dwight’s name be sent to the funeral home for the benevolence of the family.
Services have been entrusted to the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London where online condolences may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.
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