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Raymond Earl Cox

September 15, 1913 — July 10, 2003

Lifetime resident, Raymond E. “Ray” Cox, 89, died at his residence, 10933 olive Trail, Plymouth, at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2003.

Born at home at Dixon Lake on September 15, 1913, Ray was the son of Amon Earl and Flossie Fish Cox.

He was a 1932 graduate of Plymouth High School. A drummer before he even entered grade school, he played for many years as a part of dance bands in the area.

He renovated old school buses into campers and would take the whole family on camping trips together.

On January 8, 1935, in South Bend, Ray and Margaret Azalia Scheetz were married.

He owned and operated a furniture store for many years. A talented craftsman, he was a furniture upholster, apprenticing under Glenn Chase. His Ray’s Furniture and Upholstering Shop was on the old Behmer Road now South Olive Trail by Dixon Lake.

He enjoyed remodeling old houses and reselling them in conjunction with his father-in-law, George Scheetz.

Ray’s last years were spent helping his daughter and grandson, Jeff Beatty, remodel the old Beatty homestead built in 1876.

Ray is survived by Margaret, his wife of 68 years and by their daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Phillip Beatty and son-in-law, John and Patti Coyer, all of Plymouth.

Five grandchildren and their spouses also survive. They are: Dan and Kathy Coyer; Jeff and Jennifer Beatty; Jennifer and Paul Connally and Julie and Steve Harrell, all of Plymouth, and Joan and Rich Seaman of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Nine great-granddaughters, two great-grandsons and one great-great granddaughter also survive.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Cecelia Eileen Coyer who died on March 10, 1993.

Family services will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2003.

Gifts in Ray’s memory may be to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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