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Darrell Joseph Cox

March 17, 1936 — April 19, 2024

Lonoke

Darrell Joseph Cox, 88, of Lonoke, Arkansas passed away at home Friday, April 19, 2024.   Darrell was born March 17, 1936, to Arch and Esther Cox.  He was a lifelong resident of Bayou Meto-Lonoke, Arkansas and a member of Bayou Meto Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a row crop and fish farmer in the Lonoke area for 35 years.  He is preceded in death by both his parents, Arch and Esther Cox; his loving wife of 57 years, Jessie Marie McClelland Cox; son, Randall “Randy” Joseph Cox; sisters, Frances Cox Evans and Betty Jean Baldwin.  Darrell is survived by his daughter, Gina Cox Wiertelak (Jim “Grumpy”) of Lonoke; grandson, Joseph “Joey” Darrell Moran of Memphis, TN; granddaughters, Carrie (Vinnie) Vruno, Denise Wiertelak; great-grandchildren, Dominic, Isabella and PJ; dachshund granddaughters and protectors of their Poppaw, Tater and Tot; numerous other family members and friends.  

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 4:00pm at the Gina Cox Center at Lonoke High School.  This will be a casual celebration-please wear your Jackrabbit or Razorback clothes!  Plants and flowers are welcome but if you wish to make a donation instead in Darrell’s memory, please make them to Family Resources of Lonoke or the Wade Knox Childrens Advocacy Center of Lonoke.   Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. Online guestbook  www.boydfuneralhome.net 

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