Melvin ”Tommy” Cox, age 52, of Plainfield, IL, passed
peacefully into God’s loving arms on Monday, October 21, 2013 at his
residence. He was born August 12, 1961
in San Angelo, TX.
Tommy was a member of the Shorewood Church of God in Shorewood,
Tommy is survived by his wife Tracy (nee Thime) Cox; daughters Susan (Mason) Wallace of Round Rock, TX, and Madison Cox at home; sons Thomas “TJ” Cox of Metairie, LA, and Christopher Cox at home; six
grandchildren, Perrin, Aleksander and Julianna Wallace, Ava, Lucy and Michael
Cox; mother Jonnie (Thom) Abreu of Grand Prairie, TX; sister Teresa Cook
of Plainfield, IL; brothers John “Sonny” (Paily) Lightsey of Gonzales, TX, and
Travis (Susan) Crump of Sulfur Springs, TX; in-laws Kenneth and Patricia
Thime of Algonquin, IL; and several fond nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son Michael A.
Cox; father Melvin “Mel” Cox; sister Holly Swift; and brother Richard “Ricky”
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Shorewood Church of God, 203 School Road, Shorewood, IL.
Cremation was accorded by the wishes of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to an
Educational Fund for Tommy’s minor children,
Tommy Cox Legacy Educational Fund, c/o BMO Harris Bank, 2251 S. Route 59, Plainfield, IL 60586.
Arrangements were entrusted to Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory in Oswego, IL. For additional