Anthony “Poppy” Cox, 70, of Fort Gibson, OK passed away on Sunday, November 20 at 7:30am with his family by his side.
Bruce married Sheryl Torix in 1972, together they shared 50 years making precious memories. He enjoyed being a math teacher and challenging his students. He spent hours tutoring/mentoring students and plenty of nieces and nephews. In his younger years, he was happiest while coaching his son and daughter’s ball teams, but the highlight of his life were his granddaughters Kourtney and Madison. Whether you knew him as Bruce, Uncle Bruce or Poppy you know he had a very dry sense of humor, most people couldn’t tell if he was joking or being serious, he always spoke his mind, take it or leave it and he loved listening to country music.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David Cox Sr and Nell Johnson Cox, his brothers David Cox Jr, Terry Cox and Michael Cox.
He is survived by his wife Sheryl Torix Cox of the home, daughter Marcie Cox, son Marc Cox, granddaughters Kourtney Cox and Madison Cox, grandson Michael Kizzia, great granddaughter Nova Cox, great grandson Kash Cox, sister Verna Young and husband John Young and brother Randy Cox.
The family would like to thank John Young and Randy Cox for all their help. A special thanks to Buck Torix, a life-long friend and brother-in-law, for everything. Thank you to Dr. Donald Elgin, Shelly Dortch and the staff at St. Francis Muskogee ICU for the excellent care.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
Services are pending at this time. Online condolences may be left here on the website under guestbook.
Although he expressed it every day, Poppy leaves a special message for his family.
To my grandchildren, thank you for the laughter, love and happiness you brought into my life.
To my daughter, thank you for every time you needed me, your projects were special to me because I was with you.
To my son, thank you for the girls, that got me Nova and Kash. You are going to be the best Papa ever.
To my wife, I agree, you chased me until I caught you.