Eric Emerson Cox, age forty-four, passed away peacefully at the Truman House Hospice Care Center, on Saturday August 31, 2019, surrounded by his loving wife and mother. Though many serious medical events weakened his body since his diagnosis of brain cancer in 2008, his spiritual faith grew stronger as he witnessed to others. Eric was never without a smile and will forever be remembered as CoxStrong.
Eric was born on January 29, 1975, to Bill and Gay (LaPorte) Cox. He was a member of the Claymont Class of 1993 and attended Malone College. Eric’s life began anew with his marriage to Aimee (Geibel) Cox on December 23, 2017. Their marriage, a wonderful blessing, was a perfect example of the covenant of their vows promising to love "in sickness and in health."
In addition to his wife and mother, Eric is survived by his son, Kyler Emerson Cox, and step-daughter Sunny (Aaron) Cox and their children Arianna and Paxton. His close-knit extended family includes Uncle Rick and Sherrie Cox, Uncle Mark and Shari Cox, Aunt Beth Ann (Cox) and Mike Kopp, Aunt Ann (LaPorte) and Joe Varcolla, Uncle Tom and Kay LaPorte, as well as eleven cousins.
Other survivors are his in-laws Sid and Cindy Geibel, brother-in law Reid (Kristin) Geibel, sisters-in-law Courtney (John) Levengood, and Heather (Jeremy) Gingerich and nine nieces and nephews.
Eric was preceded in death by his father, Bill, maternal grandparents John Thomas and Frances (Lytle) LaPorte, and paternal grandparents William and Mary Helen (Long) Cox.
Eric considered himself a member of the Egan and Avery families and was a friend and inspiration to so many. He was an avid golfer and treasured his golfing buddies at Big Bend.
Professionally Eric worked in sales and was later self-employed through his company Emerson Concepts LLC. He also represented MMA fighters and worked with Scott Jarvis on an anti-bullying program, Pure Christian Athletes (PCA).
In accordance with Eric’s wishes, he has been cremated. Calling hours will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 11:00am – 1:00pm at the First Christian Church in Uhrichsville (125 N Uhrich). At 3:00pm, a celebration of Eric’s life will be led by Reverend Gordon Furbay.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Community Hospice (716 Commercial Ave SW, New Phila, Ohio 44663) or First Christian Church of Uhrichsville.
Arrangements are under the care of Uhrich-Hostettler English Funeral Home, Inc. in Uhrichsville, and a full obituary can be viewed at uhefh.com.
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