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Curtis B. Cox

May 18, 1951 — January 30, 2024


Curtis B. Cox

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Curtis Bryan Cox was born to Willie Clyde “Beck” and Ovella (Hughes) Cox in Artesia, NM on May 18, 1951. He passed from this life on January 30, 2024 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 72 years old. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 2 p.m. at Sunset Church of Christ in Carlsbad, NM.

Curtis graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1969. After graduation, he worked in a variety of jobs in the electrician industry starting at C&H electric followed by a number of years working on construction sites in Texas. Eventually returning to Carlsbad, he began work at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in 1988, where he remained until his retirement in 2020.

Curtis met his wife, Teresa, in Carlsbad, NM. They were acquainted for a number of years before dating seriously in 2006. On September 7, 2007 they were married in Artesia, NM. 

In his spare time Curtis enjoyed being outdoors. He loved fishing, hunting, and jeeping. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and supported his beloved “Star Heads'' win or lose, but enjoyed any good game. He had a love of fun and adventure and enjoyed micro midget racing, trips with his family, spontaneous outings for ice cream, and playing pranks on his friends.

In 2014 Curtis received a second chance of life when he became the recipient of a lung transplant. He was very grateful to have an additional 9 years of life allowing him to spend more time with his family and friends. 

Curtis is survived by his wife, Teresa Cox; children: Sheri (Cox-Kovacs) and Charlie Jeffcoat of Clovis, NM; Tammy (Wells) and Tyson Frintz, and Raymond and Joana (Vernon) Wells of Carlsbad, NM; grandchildren: Morgan (Jeffcoat) and Denny Pilgrim, Rylend, and Kallen Jeffcoat of Clovis, NM; Joslyn and Logan Frintz, and Anabelle and Trayton Wells of Carlsbad, NM; sisters-in-law: Lucy Cox of Blackfoot, ID and MaryAnn Cox of Pittsfield, MA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Clyde and Ovella Cox; sister, Colleen Langlitz; and brothers, Cecil and Clifford Cox.

In gratitude for his gift of time, Curtis donated his body to UTSW in the hope of advancing organ donation science so that others may benefit from additional time as he did. His family would like to take this opportunity to encourage others to consider registering as an organ donor.

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