Willie Wreathers "Bud" Cox

November 15, 1955 - May 6, 2017


Willie Wreathers "Bud" Cox, Jr. was born November 15, 1955 in Binger, OK to Willie Wreathers Cox, Sr. and Leta Mae (Johnson) Cox. He passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Canadian Valley Hospital in Yukon, OK at the age of 61. Bud graduated from Lookeba-Sickles High School and served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He lived in the Lookeba area most of his life. Bud owned and operated a Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Binger and Hinton, worked at 3-M Corporation for 27 years, and was an ordained minister. He was united in marriage to Paula McBee in 1999 at the Rock of Restoration Church in Geary. Bud was instrumental in starting Caring Hearts Ministry, Caring Hearts Food Pantry and the Angel Food Pantry, which he was involved with for over 10 years. He attended All American Bible Academy. Bud loved Mixed Martial Arts and was a 6th Degree Black Belt, he also enjoyed carpentry work, fixing old cars, riding his Harley, and loved traveling.

Bud is survived by his wife Paula Cox of the home; four children, Tanee "NiKenya" Cox of OKC, Tammera Lynnette DeShong and her husband Kenneth of Lawton, Ticresha Dynet Cox of Hinton, and Willie Wreathers Cox III of Midwest City; mother, Leta Mae Cox of Binger; step daughter, Melissa Marshall of Edmond; four step-grandchildren, Ayden and Jaxon Marshall, and Lane and Seth DeShong; siblings, Carolyn Gonzales of Binger, OK, Mary Garcia of Norfolk, NE, Joyce Asberry of Little Rock, AR, and Ladonna Tointigh of Binger, OK, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Wreathers Cox, Sr., grandparents, William M. and Willie L. Cox, brother, Donald Ray Thompson; and two nephews, Kimini Thompson and Kevin Ray Cox.


Services: Ethyl McClain Gymnasium, Friday, 11:00 am, May 12, 2017, Lookeba, OK

Officiating: Rev. Tony Caro

Burial: Lookeba Cemetery, Lookeba, OK under the direction of Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma, condolences may be sent to the family at turnerfuneralhomes@gmail.com, or you can find us on facebook.com (Turner Funeral Homes).