Gerald Lee Cox

1940-2023

Gerald Lee Cox

A beloved great-grandfather, grandfather, brother, uncle, dad, friend, companion and a faithful devotee to Jesus, was called to Heaven.

Gerald Lee Cox, 82, was truly a jack-of-all-trades. Just to list a few, farrier, dairy farmer, logger, bull fighter, guide and outfitter, ranch hand, cattle buyer, bus driver for firefighters and water tanker driver for wildfires.

Gerald lived his life with humility, graciousness and warmth towards everyone. He was known for his love of Christ and a love of nature. As an avid gardener, hunter, fisherman, primitive skills enthusiast, guitar and fiddle player, Gerald loved telling stories while playing dominos and sipping iced tea.

Gerald will be remembered for calling his children daily just to say hello, making sure he had enough fish for his next fish fry, and making sure his garden was in tip-top shape.

Gerald is survived by his daughter, Leah Blair; son, Audie (Kelly Nogare) Cox; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, niece, Bonnie Faye Smith (Randy Smith); longtime companion, Lillie McNabb; and numerous nieces and nephews, who loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Wayne, Dellon, Roland and Leon Cox; and parents, Ferby Lou Culpepper and Hulon “Lonnie” Alonzo Cox.

Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at Calvary Chapel New Harvest, 701 Main St., Los Lunas. Condolences will be at 10:30 a.m., with services 11 a.m. A celebration of life and a meal will be held at 1 p.m. at The Barn, #1 Chelsea Lane, Peralta.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending donations to help troubled children to T-N-T Boxing Club, P.O. Box 1411, Peralta, NM, 87042.

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