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Marvin R. Cox

Marvin passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Life Care Center in Plainwell.

He was born October 26, 1953 in Albion the son of Calvin and Beverly (Drinkwater) Cox. Marvin enjoyed fishing, CB radios and listening to country music, especially Johnny Cash and Conway Twitty.

On June 17, 1972 he married Nancy Ripley who passed away in 2016.

Surviving are his children, Jessy Cox of Kalamazoo, Rebecka (David) Collard of Plainwell and Tanya Markley of Martin; 7 grandchildren, Ericka, Saprena, Shelby, Jordan, Hannah, Savannah and Blake; 4 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jaiden, Adalynn and Elise and his siblings, Robert Cox, Steven Cox, Elaine Cowels, Nora Cheyne, Dora Watson and Michelle McCloud.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery at a later time.

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Kathi Fuss

August 5, 2018 at 12:34 pm

So sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. I am sure he is in a much better place now. My thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you all.


Bob and Loree Bagley

August 5, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Eternal Rest grant onto him Dear Lord.

Peace and strength to your family

Bob and Loree


Jennifer Jones

August 5, 2018 at 5:19 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. He was a great person and loved his family very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Tammy Lutes

August 5, 2018 at 6:55 pm

My prayers and thoughts go out to my classmate, Elaine and all of her family. I’m so sorry for your loss.


Barbara Cox Benavides

August 5, 2018 at 8:12 pm

So sorry to hear of the loss of Marvin I remember him when we were children and we would visit Michigan. Cousin Barbara of San Antonio Tx.


James Goodnoe

August 6, 2018 at 1:26 am

Jessie, Becky, Tonya and families.

So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Loved the cookouts and holiday dinners at their home. Always remember the good times that you had. May he RIP.

Love ya all. Uncle Jim and Susan.


Joanne & Mike

August 7, 2018 at 1:23 pm

Prayers offered up or the loss of Your Dad, Grandfather and Great- Grandfather. Peace be with you.

God Bless,

Mike and Joanne Krcatovich


Hannah Cox

October 11, 2019 at 7:52 am

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa


Tracey Newburry

August 8, 2018 at 10:21 am

Tanya and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you.


Janice M sparks

August 10, 2018 at 7:10 pm

Tanya and family, So sorry for the loss of your dad, he was a very nice man and I can tell loved his family very much.. Rest easy Tanya because you were by his side always and he knew you would be there always…God Bless you all..


Connie & Mike Boss

August 14, 2018 at 8:19 pm

R.I.P Marv you will be missed.

It’s not the same around here without you and Nancy. Miss you both . So sorry about your loss Jessy & Becky


Hannah J Cox

December 11, 2018 at 9:14 am

Lord please take care of my grandfather up there with your guidance and care. please treat him with respect. give him the things that he did when he was with us. amen. grandpa you were the man who told me interesting stories. I miss you with all my heart, and you will always be in my heart. R.I.P Grandpa


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