Garry Cox

Garry Cox


January 26, 1955 - July 26, 2023


Garry Gale Cox, 68, of Mitchell, SD, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 5th at 10:00 AM at Reunion Church in Mitchell, SD. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Garry was born on January 26th, 1955, to Charles and Marjorie Cox in Omaha, NE. Garry graduated from Bryan High School in 1973. He married Merry Docekal in 1977. They had one daughter and two sons.

Garry held many jobs over the years, he worked for the Omaha Zoological Society, the State of Nebraska, Sherwin Williams, and also for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers LU 22. He loved everything he did, from coaching his daughter in softball to being a Judo student while training with his sons at Rosenbach Warrior Training Branch in Fremont, NE. Garry gave his best as a loving husband, grandfather, and a friend to many. He gave everything to take care of everyone else.

He is survived by his wife, Merry Cox of Mitchell; three children, Sarah (Brad) Olson of Mitchell, Aaron Cox and partner Lindsey Ritter of Rapid City, SD, and Shane (Lindsey) Cox of Biloxi, MS; grandchildren: Landry Olson, Gage Ritter, Olivia Ritter, and Tobey Cox; brother, Rick Cox of Omaha, NE; sister, Denise (Frank) Ullman of Springfield, NE; brother, Dana Cox of Plattsmouth, NE; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Cox; mother, Marjorie Cox; brother, Bruce Cox; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Cox. 


Saturday, August 5, 2023
10:00 AM
Reunion Church
700 E 15th Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Mary Freeman on August 3, 2023
Sarah& family,
I'm so sorry about your Dad. I think we first met at the Rec Center before Landry was born and maybe before you were married. I know how much family has always meant to you so I'm glad that your parents moved here to be closer to you and your family. Treasure the memories.
Posted by Denny and Janice Welch on August 1, 2023
Sending our thoughts and deepest sympathy to you Merry and all your family, May he Rest In Peace Neighbor’s from down the street.
Posted by Larry and Virginia Boehmer on July 29, 2023
Garry and Merry lived next door to us. We only knew them for about 5 years. We always enjoyed seeing and visiting with him. We will miss him.
Posted by Deb and Pete Bruce on July 29, 2023
So very sorry for your loss Sarah and family.
Posted by Kent and Nancy Wietgrefe on July 28, 2023
Garry will be sorely missed in our neighborhood. He always had a smile and could talk about anything. Prayers for you all!
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