We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Chinook
Donald Robert Cox Sr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee to Robert Bubba-Loonie Cox aka Big Bubba and Mary Ann Rodgers on December 22, 1950. Donald attended school and spent time with his father learning how to make extra money doing odd jobs. He had shagged golf balls, washed dishes and had even shined shoes. He had a great voice and loved to sing and entertain. One of his favorite routines was “I Feel Good” by James Brown with all the singing and dancing. Donald would sing whenever the acoustics were right.
Donald started his first family before finishing High School. He met Deborah Martin and they had two beautiful daughters Patrice and Deborah “Pumpkin-head”. They stayed together for a while but the relationship ended. Donald began traveling between St. Louis and Colorado Springs a lot as his father had relocated there. After his mother passed, Donald stayed in Colorado Springs, CO and began working at the Air Force Academy. While working there he met Tami Casady and within a year they were expecting their first son, Donald Jr. Raising a child in the city was not easy, so they moved to Tami’s hometown of Havre, Montana in 1992. He lived in Havre and had a second son, James in 1994. After a few years Donald and Tami separated and Donald moved back to Colorado Springs, Colorado. During this time Donald was hit by a car, and he spent time at the Soaring House in Colorado Springs for brain trauma. Ms. Cassandra Randal (Sis) helped Donald through this accident which left him permanently disabled. Donald experienced many problems but always looked toward Jesus. He had a great relationship with the “Almighty” and would tell everyone he met about Jesus. Donald was always a hard-working man, rarely complaining. He loved all his family
A few months prior to his passing, Donald moved back to Montana to be with his sons and to continue his healthcare. Donald loved Montana. He passed away shortly after his return to Havre, Montana.
Donald Cox is survived by his sister Portia Taylor (St. Louis, MO), his children Patrice Martin (St. Louis, MO), Deborah Martin (St. Louis, MO), Donald Robert Cox Jr. (Chinook, MT), James Cedric Cox (Harlem, MT), and his many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
If you would like to help in anyway or make donations, please contact Wilderness Funeral Home in Chinook or his eldest son Donald Robert Cox Jr.
“It’s cool and the gang, I’ll leave the light on for you!!!”
Donald Robert Cox Sr., (Age 71) passed away at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, MT on Thursday September 15, 2022. A service will be held on September 24, 2022 at 11:00am to celebrate Donald’s life. The location will be at the Wilderness Funeral Home 500 Indiana Ave. in Chinook MT. Reception to follow, location will be announced during the services. Services have been entrusted with the Wilderness Funeral Home in Chinook, MT.