The WPI/NTPA family is saddened to hear of the passing on Monday, November 6 of Michael "Chris" Cox, 56, of London, Ohio. Mr. Cox was best known to pulling fans and competitors as a member of the Enderle Memorial Pull-Off's security staff stationed at the infield gate at the starting-line end of the track. He was also a devoted fan of the motorsport and frequently attended national and state pulls in western and central Ohio.
A corrections officer, Mr. Cox retired from Madison Correctional after 26 years and drove for the 3-C Cab Company before starting his own business. He is survived by his brothers Dwight and Mark Cox; nieces and nephews Jermal Napper, Gabrielle Cox, Abriel Mathias Cox, and Moshe Mathias Cox; aunts and uncles Frank Cox, Gus Hoosier, Jenny Gholston, Jackie Boronell, and JoAnn Payne; cousins; friends; and his beloved dog Sid.
Mr. Cox's full obituary may be found here, where notes of condolence may be left for the family. Chris' passing comes at an already difficult time for the family, which continues to mourn the passing of his uncle Bill Cox only a month ago.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, November 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eberle Funeral Home, 103 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140 (740-852-2345). Mr. Cox's funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul AME Church, 11 West Center Street in London. The family suggests that memorials in Chris' name be made to St. Paul AME.
Please keep Mark and the entire Cox family in your prayers in their time of sorrow.