Charles "Butch" Lee Cox

Charles "Butch" Lee Cox


Charles “Butch” Lee Cox, 78, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma passed away on December 22, 2022, in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Butch was born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma to Nicholas E Cox and Lillian (Dawson) Cox on April 20, 1944. Butch was a skilled rock layer throughout his life. Several local homes feature his amazing artwork with rock. Many a time, a walk around the creek would end in a particular rock being carried back awaiting its perfect placement in his next masterpiece.

Butch spent his spare time artifact hunting. He had a keen eye for flint knapping. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Butch thoroughly enjoyed his family and most importantly, his precious time with his grandchildren. He always had a story to tell and a laugh to share with people.

Butch is preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Lillian Cox, two sisters, Maxine Lewis and Pansy McFarland, and four brothers, Sherman Cox, Toby Cox, Cherry Cox, and David Cox.

Butch is survived by one son, Greg and Gina Cox of Sallisaw, OK, and one daughter Shannon and Jeremy Taylor of Sallisaw, OK. One brother, Gary Cox of Sallisaw, OK, and three sisters, Vivian Green of Fort Gibson, OK, JoAnn Forbes of Checotah OK, and Betty Keef of Pocasset, OK. Seven grandchildren, Hilary Cox, Megan Cox, CaRee Turner, LaRissa Parker, Shelbi Sixkiller, Devin Brown, and Jada Coatney. Twelve great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. As well as a host of family friends too numerous to name individually.

Viewing with family will be held before the service at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at Forever Memories Funeral Services.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at Forever Memories Funeral Services with Monroe Lowrimore officiating.

The final resting place will be at Brent Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Devin Brown, Jeremy Taylor, Mark Brunk, Nathan McFarland, Brent Callahan, and Brian Jackson.

Services are under the direction of Forever Memories Funeral Services of Sallisaw, OK.


4 Responses

  1. You will be missed R.I.P. Butch !!! You were a good man I enjoyed talking to you when I worked at the pier 7 opening in the mornings or just when you came in to visit. Prayers for all of your family !!!

  2. Butch an I spent 81/2 yrs together we had good time no fighting, I took care of Butch for several yrs, waiting on him hand an foot, spent many of nights at the hospital with him , he loved to go to the casino, we had many laughs, he always had a story to tell never the same one, we spent several days in Tulsa taking him to eat crawfish he loved those i remember when he called me an was telling me that Greg had bought him about 5 lbs an he would just laugh many night he would call me at 3 in the morning hungry I would get up an go get him a Big Mac he will be remembered in my heart ❤️ Butch had a story to tell even if it wasn’t true he could make u believe it, he will be missed.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Butch passing. He was my friend for almost sixty years, I have many precious treasured memories of fun times in our teen years and as my brother in the Lord. To the family, may God’s comfort, peace, strength and love minister to each of you in your time of grief.

  4. Ole Butch was one of those guys that, once you met him, you’ll never forget him. He was always full of stories and so much fun to be around. He was sure was proud of his kids and grandkids, he talked about them all the time. Rest in peace, Butch.

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