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Forest Lee Cox

July 21, 1960 ~ June 19, 2020 (age 59)


      Forest Lee Cox, 59, Deerfield, MO passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Friday, June 19, 2020 at his home in Deerfield. Forest was born July 21, 1960 in Nevada, MO to Elmer E. and Arta M. Cox. He married Paula Hall of Nevada on November 21, 2004 and she survives of the home.

     Forest attended Nevada High School and graduated Class of 1978. He worked for 3M in Nevada until his retirement in 2010.  His passions in life included being outdoors, cutting wood, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

     In addition to his wife, Paula, survivors include two children; a daughter, Emily Lechman (Chris), Nevada, and a son Evan Cox (Jess), Nevada, MO; nine grandchildren, Brock Lechman, Ava Cox, Eve Cox, Hadlee Lechman, Kelby Cox, Reece Cox, Harlee Wheeler, Paige McIntyre, Baili Edmund; a great-grandson, Jerry Wheeler, Jr.; sisters, Patsy French (Tony), Ft. Scott, KS, Marilyn Fritter (Jack), Richards, MO, Joyce Findley, Ft. Scott, KS; Lielani Bobbett, Nevada, and Karen Tuggle (Tommy), Mound city, KS; a brother, Jerry Cox, Nevada; nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends.

     Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.     






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June 19, 2020

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