Celebration of Life
The family of Ronald Joe Cox will celebrate his life of 77 years at 2 PM on June 24, 2023, at Wiley Funeral Home Chapel in Granbury, Texas with a reception following from 3-5 PM at the Wiley Center.
He passed on Saturday, June 3, 2023, in Granbury surrounded by family and many friends.
We invite you to visit the Wiley Funeral Home website the day of his service to view the live streaming of his service.
Ronnie was born on August 31, 1945, in San Angelo, Texas, the third child of Joseph Gerald and Lillian Reams Cox. He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Alice Lee Duncan on April 1, 1967, at the First Methodist Church in Sonora, Texas.
Ronnie Cox began working for Cecil Westerman at Westerman Drugstore in Sonora when he was in 7th grade and decided to devote his life to taking care of others. Ronnie graduated from Sonora High School in 1963 and graduated from the University of Texas School of Pharmacy at Austin in 1968. After graduation, he began practicing pharmacy with Cecil Westerman at Westerman Drug in San Angelo and in 1975, returned to Sonora to practice pharmacy at Westerman Drug in Sonora. Ronnie loved Sonora and definitely “wanted to be your pharmacist.” Ronnie truly valued his customers and would call out “Come in this house!” and offer a cold Dr. Pepper to his customers, a bag of M&Ms to their children, and his infectious laugh could be heard throughout the store. Ronnie Cox loved and had great compassion for his community. He wanted all who entered his store to feel as though they were valued.
Ronnie owned stores and drugstores in both Sonora and Ozona for a number of years, worked as a relief pharmacist, and in most recent years, enjoyed his time working for Best Value Pharmacies primarily at the Granbury, Hico, and Glen Rose locations.
From 1989-2021, it was Ronnie’s honor to serve on the board of directors of First National Bank, later Sonora Bank.
Ronnie lived his life in such a way that those who didn’t know God would know God because they knew Ronnie. He generously practiced servitude in his own life. Ronnie was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a treasured brother and uncle. Ronnie had a unique gift for making deep, valued relationships. When someone spoke with Ronnie Cox, he was connected and, in the moment, to create a special bond with that individual.
Survivors include his wife Alice Cox, their daughter Carrie Cox Dunn and her husband David Dunn; their daughter-in-law Sara Reston Cox; and grandchildren Gerod Dunn, Lillian Dunn, Colton Dunn, Mason Cox and Miles Cox; sister Juanice Isbell and her husband Oran Isbell; nephews Brent and Mark Isbell and their families; as well as many, many lifelong friends. Those who have preceded him to eternity are his parents, his brother Reams Cox, and in September of 2021, his son Joel Cox.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Sutton County Health Foundation PO Box 18, Sonora, TX 76950; or the Sutton County Resource Center PO Box 497, Sonora, Texas 76950, Anchor Fellowship Church, PO Box 5971, Granbury, TX 76049, or a charity of your choice in his memory.
A reception and internment will be in Sonora in the near future.