Rainey Sherrill Cox, 89, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Services are scheduled at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday November 21, at the New Life Church with Rev. Conny Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors. There will be a visitation for the family on Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Rainey was born on March 17, 1929 in Snyder, Texas to Walter and Rubye Gideon Cox. He graduated from Phillips High School in 1947. Rainey proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. He married Linda Barbour Davis on August 25, 1965 in Panhandle. He loved playing golf, was a member of the Sheriff Department Auxiliary and was a member of the New Life Church.
Rainey was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Theo, and grandson Matthew Poole.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda; son, Steven Cox and wife, Mandy of Amarillo; daughters, Tania Poole of Borger, Denise Carter and husband, Mark of Baytown, Texas, and Cheryl Gries and husband, John of Haslet, Texas; grandchildren, Rachel, Lindsey, Jeff, Michael, Mitchell, and Jaxson. Rainey was also blessed with seven great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Tania and family, we were sorry to hear about Rainey's passing. He was a great man that we always enjoyed visiting with. God Bless you and you family. David and Mary Sly
David and Mary SlyFritch, TX
Rainey shared his love with a wonderful family of girls and created a fine family by adding Steven to it. That was a very brave man! Such a nice person with a great sense of humor. Lift a beer to that man. He deserves it!
Sherry BollsTrophy Club, TX
Linda and family, I am so sorry and deeply grieved to hear of Rainey’s passing. He was always so kind and welcoming to me. I am praying for comfort and peace for all of you. God bless you all!!
Debbie Price TalleyMonument, CO
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of all of you & praying for your family.
Everett, Kathy & Ethan TimmonsBorger, TX
Linda and family ,
Sorry for your lost,
Our hearts & prayers are with you .We are out of town
But we will be lifting you in prayer Jim & Pat Minton
Pat MintonBORGER, TX
So sorry for your loss. Rainey was very nice to deal with when I worked with him at the Refinery.
Zoe McGoughBorger, TX
I am so sorry for your loss of Rainey. I sang with you in the FPC choir for several years. Prayers for strength, grace and wonderful memories of him. Bless you.
Shelley Stewart (Cross)Nalcrest, FL
Linda and family so saddened by the loss of Rainey, He was a wonderful man who gave so much to many. I will be forever grateful for the way he welcomed Mark into the family and gave him a lovely representation of what a father should be. Each of you will be forever blessed for the time you shared together.
Lisa PlatzBaytown, TX
Linda & family, we are saddened by the news ofRainey’s passing. May God surround you with his blessings now & the coming times.
Mike & Faye BlanksBorger, TX
Rainey was not only the finest man that I ever knew, but he was the finest supervisor & mentor at the Phillips Refinery. May God bless and keep each & every one of the family.
Cecil ProckAmarillo, TX
So sorry for your loss. I pray God will hold all of the family in His arms and give you peace and comfort.
Joyce HannonBorger, TX