Teddy Joe Cox

Teddy Joe Cox

Sometime, on the night of June 5, Mom reached down from Heaven, grabbed Dad’s hand, and said, “Let’s dance!”

He went peacefully into her arms.

Teddy Joe Cox was born in Canutillo, Texas, “on the Brown place,” to Jack and Ruth Cox. They later bought “the Hanson place” and moved to what is now known as Cox Farm. Dad lived on this farm most of his 85 years, where he farmed and raised cattle; he loved farming and cattle.

In 1962, Dad was named Las Cruces Jaycee’s Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year. He later went on to start delinting cotton, selling planting seed, brokering grain and selling white tortilla corn. He was in the grain and seed business for over 40 years, where he crossed paths with many people who were a great influence to him.

Dad graduated from Anthony Union High School (now Gadsden High School), where he played football and basketball. He attended New Mexico A & M, where he played basketball, and Oklahoma A & M.

Dad was a great storyteller and loved to tell stories about the valley, his life and the people he knew – sometimes more than once! He loved his family, anything to do with agriculture and cattle, southwest history and sports.

Dad and Mom were married and lived in the same house on the hill for 65 years.

He is survived by his daughter, Jo Ann (Chuck) Culpepper of Farmington, New Mexico; son, Bill, of Anthony; his granddaughter, Jessica (Eric Winstead) Culpepper of Tucson, Arizona; numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and very special friends. He is also survived by his sister, Betty Smythe, of Lufkin, Texas.

He will be cremated and there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.