Richard L. “Rick” Cox, age 52, died late Wednesday evening, March 26, 2014 at the Via Christi Medical Center on St. Francis, Wichita.
He was born Oct. 29, 1961 at Meade, the son of James Paul and Mary (Eakes) Cox. As a young boy he attended school at St. Patrick’s Catholic School and later Plains High School.
In 1980, he joined the U.S. Army, serving until 1982. After his discharge, he began his career in the retail grocery business, living in Plains, Hesston, and later Wichita.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Plains. He enjoyed gardening, playing bingo, assisting the elderly, and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Friesen of Plains; a brother, Michael Cox of McPherson; two sisters, Carolyn Wilcox of Sublette and Marilyn Labra of Valley Center; and a step-sister, Barbara Rouse of Dodge City.
He is preceded in death by his father; his step-father, Leonard Friesen; and a brother, James “Jim” Cox.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Plains Cemetery, Plains. Interment followed in the Plains Cemetery.
The family welcomes memorials to the American Diabetes Association or the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church building fund in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, 212 S. Fowler, Meade, KS 67864.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at