Herman Calvin Cox, age 82, of Comanche, Texas passed away peacefully into eternity after a long struggle with health issues on August 13, 2019 in Comanche, Texas.
Calvin was born on July 3, 1937 in Gorman, Texas. He played football at Comanche High School and was a part of the team that went to the State playoffs in 1953. He married Marjorie Alice House in 1956. After living in Ft Worth a couple of years, they moved back to Comanche to raise their children. Calvin worked with his dad moving houses in the area and eventually bought the business. Later on, he changed careers and began farming and grew watermelons, cantaloupes and peanuts and then moved on to raising cattle. He loved football and could be found watching a game on Sundays, Mondays and any time he found a game was on. He was an independent thinker and did things his own way. He is remembered by those close to him as a very hard working provider for his family.
After retiring, Calvin bought a karaoke machine and began to sing country songs and make tapes. He could often be found sitting at his desk just singing at the top of his lungs. He was also an avid reader of Western books and read hundreds over the years. Once when he mentioned to a family member that he had a great story line for a book, he was encouraged to begin writing his own. Over the last 10 years or so, he could be found frequently sitting at the bar writing one of the dozens of western books he compiled.
Calvin is survived by his wife, Marjorie (House) Cox of Comanche, sons: Kenneth Cox and wife, Marzell of Granbury, Monty Cox and wife, Terri of Comanche, daughters: Janet Garner of Comanche, Marilyn Biggs and husband, Steve, of Comanche, Lisa Bates of Fort Worth, sisters: Joy Hulsey of Dublin and Ima Lou Neal of Mineral Wells. He had 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents: Herman & Myrtle Cox, sisters: Pauline Guill and Juanita Todd and grandson Michael Hammond.
The memorial service was held on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 10:30 am at Comanche Funeral Home. Bro Gerald Burns officiated the ceremony and family friends, Calvin and Ruth Zwicker shared a few memories. Memorials may be sent to East Side Baptist Church, 207 FM 3381, Comanche, TX. 76442. All condolences can be mailed to; Cox Family, 4950 Hwy 67, Comanche, Texas.