Gerald ‘Gary’ Lee Cox

May 6, 1958 — Aug. 25, 2017

Gerald (Gary) Lee Cox was born May 6, 1958, in St. George, Utah, to Gerald L. Cox and Nancy Anderson Cox Shaffer. He passed away Friday, Aug. 25, from a long history of heart disease. Gary married Diane Ellett June 20, 1981. They later divorced. Gary was raised in St. George and attended Dixie High School and Cedar High to achieve his education.

Gary had many talents. He was an excellent chef, working for many years for his father at the Brandin’ Iron Steak House in Pine Valley. He also loved music and learned to play the guitar. He played many nights at the restaurant. Gary was happiest when he was outside working on his garden. He loved spending time at the lake and just being outdoors. He took care of his Grandpa Rhoades in Cedar City for several months until his passing.

Gary is survived by his children: Leighton (RaLauna) Cox of Lanark, Idaho, Landon Cox of Lanark, Idaho, and Elizabeth June Cox; grandchildren Cassidy June, Tayva Diane and Levi Leighton; parents Gerald (Deanna) Cox and Nancy (Thomas) Shaffer; siblings Lisa (Kent) Provstgaard, Jeff (Raquel) Cox, Durae (Cindy) Cox and Shelley (Ted) Hurst; and many nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his ex-wife Diane Ellett and grandparents V. Loraine and Anna Cox and George and Fontella Rhoades.

Funeral services

  • A celebration of life will be held Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, 1 p.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George.
  • There will be a gathering for family and friends prior to services from 12:30 p.m. until time of service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.

For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.

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