John A. Cox

Dec. 15, 1927 — Nov. 3, 2016

coxjohn-pic-croppedJohn Albert Cox, 88, passed away on Nov. 3, 2016.  He was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Sanderson, Texas, to John A. Cox and Myrtle Marie Williamson.

John had four sisters with Dottie being the only surviving sibling. He loved Dottie, and always looked forward to her visiting.

John had one son, Clifford Cox, and adopted Clifford’s son, John Jr., whom he raised as his own son. He loved John Jr. and talked about when he visited him and his family and you could see the joy he received from them.

John married our mom, Marion Pearl Clawson, and they have been married for only 14 years. They were the best years of both of their lives. They absolutely loved each other and John was such a Southern Gentleman. He treated our mom like a queen and loved her and served her until she was gone. He made her ending years the best she had ever had and she loved him so dearly that they were sealed together in the St. George LDS temple for time and all eternity.

John told us stories of his time in the war, but it was not his focus. He wanted to enjoy his grandkids. All of his step-children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren absolutely loved him and always wanted to visit him. He had a candy jar just for them. He would take the kids on rides on his scooter and was always buying little gifts for them. Marion’s family became his quickly because of the love he brought into the family and the love he had for Marion.

He loved all of his neighbors, in Rio Virgin estates. They were special friends to him and they were always helping John and Marion, and especially John in the end. John loved all of them, they are his family too and we are eternally grateful for each one of them. They all have a special place in our hearts.

We want to thank all the wonderful people who helped him in the Southern Utah Veteran’s Home in Ivins, Utah.  We are so amazed by their respect and honor given to John. He loved it there and he loved all the people who also became his family.

John, Grandpa, we love you. We are going to miss you so much. We are so glad you are back with your true love, our mom and grandma.

John is survived by all his and Marion’s family, Neil and Stacha Glauser family, Lorin and Emily Glauser family, Lori and Davis Rogers family, and Ross and TeRia Glauser family.

Funeral services

  • Graveside services were held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016,  at Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 South Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.  For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit our website


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