Bennie L.T. Cox age 73, of Seagoville, Texas, entered into eternal life on August 31, 2021, surrounded by his family. He touched and mentored many lives throughout his life, with his generous loving spirit.
He was born to parents L.T. and Grace Cox, on September 25, 1947, in Kaufman, Texas. Bennie proudly served his country, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War and Desert Storm War. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy, as an Aviation Jet Mechanic, on The Big “E” USS Enterprise CVN-65, during the Vietnam War. After leaving the U.S. Navy, he re-enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves, last rank as Master Sergeant, during the Desert Storm War. He retired in 2006, from the U.S. Army Reserves and his employment with the 807th Medical Command.
He married, Barbara, the love of his life, in 1967, who survives him. They met at a party on December 20, 1963, danced to The Platters, and have been together since that day. Bennie is also survived by sister Judy Hamilton and husband David, brother Larry Joe Cox and his Cathy. He leaves behind three children, Benny Charles Cox and wife Leah, son David Cox and wife Jennifer, daughter Rebecca Gilmore and husband Chad. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Cody Cox and fiancé Kaelynne McAlpin, Jessica Fullington, Jordan Fullington, Hannah Pass and husband Ian, Scarlett Gilmore and Paige Gilmore. He also leaves behind three great-grandchildren, Carter and Nova Pass, and Kase Michael Cox, along with many cousins, nephews, nieces, family and friends that will truly miss him.
Bennie was reunited in heaven with his father and mother, L.T. and Grace Cox, and brother Jerry Cox.
Bennie will always be remembered by many in the community as Santa Clause, and his generous spirit around Christmas time. He loved to work on vehicles and teaching others about mechanics. His garage was always open, and he’d drop anything he was doing to help anyone in need.
A Celebration of Life will occur on Wednesday, September 8, at 10:00 AM, followed by a Committal Service with Military Honors at 11:15 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. There will also be a visitation the evening before on September 7, at 6:00 PM at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 1000 S Highway 175, Seagoville, TX 75159.