Darrell E. Cox
Darrell (Herbie) Cox , 90, passed away 3/26/20 at home with his wife of 70 years by his side.
Darrell was born 3/6/1930 in Tekamah, Ne. to George and Ester Cox. He was one of four children . On July 23, 1949 he married Lucille Vidlak. To that union 17 children were born. After living a couple years in Herman, NE, they moved to Omaha for the next 50 years raising their family. In 1998 they retired to the small town of Abie, NE.
During his career he worked at Watson Brothers, Thermal King, Dugdale Construction and his own auto repair business after his retirement. He taught auto repair to all of his boys. He was a very hard worker while supporting his entire family.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, a sister and 4 infant children and a son, David. He is survived by his children, Terry (Ray) LaFrance, Tom ( Arlene) Cox, Barbara (Jeff) Gelbart, Jeff (Lynn) Cox, Tim ( Janelle) Cox, Luke (Valerie) Cox, Margaret Cox, Micah Cox, Rebecca Cox, Aaron Cox, Jason Cox and Jeremy Cox. Also 21 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
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Condolences for Darrell E. Cox
Barb and Jeff, and Family,
Hoping memories bring you comfort in your time of loss. Hold each other close.
With loving sympathy,
Darrell and Lucille and all the family have always been very special to me. Soon we will all be together again. My love, to all my special personal friends. Love Bob ,Deborah Packlain
Even though I know you’re no longer in pain it doesn’t make it any easier. Love you Dad.
Thank you for picking me and adopting me. I was so lucky to have you as my adoptive dad. I am glad I came out to see you before you passed. Love you dad.
Dear Lucille and family, we are saddened to hear of Darrell’s death. We have so many great memories of all of you as your Keystone neighbors. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve. Darrell was a great, hard working man who clearly loved his family we know you will feel this loss. Prayers for your comfort and regret that we can’t visit with you at this time.
To Lucille and all your children,
So many memories as neighbors we would become friends.
Each of you represent in my mind the best of both of these relations.
Countless examples of extending your genuine kindness in assisting myself and our family.
To Darrell, job well done good and faithful servant. You taught me plenty. Miss each of you. If your ever in the “hood”, stop by we’re still here and would love to see you. Peace be with you all. Dan
Dear Lucille and entire Cox family-
May you find comfort with each other and through your cherished stories and memories of Darrell.
I’m sorry for your loss and sad that you’re not able to do a memorial for him during this season of COVID.
Dad will be sending a card, though and wants to send some flowers when date set for memorial.
We just wanted you to know we’re holding you all in our hearts and praying God’s comfort and peace for all.
I love you Dad and miss you. Like I promised you, I will take care of Mom. Like old Willie sang, “You are always on my mind” and never forgotten.