Tommy Edward Cox, 66 of Crawfordsville passed away on Nov. 14, 2019.
Mr. Cox was born to Mary Elizabeth “Dolly” Hubbard, March 9, 1953 in Harlan, Ky.. His mother and adoptive father, Tomas Hubbard soon settled in Wabash, Ind.
He graduated from Northfield Jr./Sr. High School in 1971. He enlisted in the United States Army after graduation, serving our country during Vietnam. As an E-5, he worked in special intelligence.
Mr. Cox was small business owner, operating Agricomp Computer Services or ACS Technology since 1985. He believed in the value of education and worked hard to receive several associate degrees and a bachelor degree including graduating from Purdue University School of Agriculture in 1979 all while working full-time for the USDA as a loan officer and for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources at Shades State Park.
Mr. Cox and his wife, Cheryl (Cox), married at Freedom Baptist Church Dec. 24, 1972. They made a life together raising three children, which were his greatest pride and joy.
Mr. Cox was the definition of a hardworking man, striving to always provide for the wants and needs of his family. He was never happier than to have his kids and grandkids sharing a meal around the same table. He had a heart for helping others and giving wherever he could. He was man of many hobbies including golf, flying small planes, restoring cars, shooting, archery, carpentry, politics, playing his guitar and anything else his kids and grandkids could get him interested in.
Mr. Cox was ecstatic to find and meet his paternal siblings in early 2018. Getting to know his new sisters and brother brought him so much joy.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl and children Dillon (Aubrey) Cox of Fort Myers, Fla., Michael (Candi) Cox and Sara (Aaron) Clapp, both of Crawfordsville; six grandchildren, who put a spring in his step, Conner Cox, Caleb Cox, Caroline Cox, Zachary Cox, Allison Cox, and Kody Clapp; maternal siblings, Teddy (Tracy) Hubbard of LaFontaine, Peggy McCord, Richard (Kathy) Hubbard, Debbie (Larry) Northcutt, Jackie (Diana) Hubbard Sr.,Teresa Cox, Eddie (Victoria) Hubbard, Grant (Denise) Hubbard of Marion; paternal siblings, Marilyn Busch, Donna (Casey) Donley, Susan (Earl) Clay, Lisa (Todd) Griffey, Bridget Nolan, and Billy Nolan Jr.; sister in law Caryl (Jim) Barnes; sister in law, Patricia (Dan) Sweet of California, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Hubbard; biological father Billy Nolan Sr.; brother Norman Grant Hubbard; sister Melinda Kay Hubbard; brother Leroy Hubbard; father-in-law Robert Cox and mother-in-law Shirley Cox.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care in Crawfordsville with the Rev. Mike Whitacre officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery South. Family and friends may pay their respects two hours prior to service.
Memorial donations may be made to The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau or The Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County.
“To be Absent from the Body is to be Present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8