Michael  Cox


Mike was born to Kenneth and Marg Cox on February 22, 1949. Mike graduated from Providence High School in 1967 where he as an outstanding football player. He attended Franklin College and was co-captain on the Grizzlies football team. He also received his Master's Degree at Indiana University.
Mike moved to Tucson in 1978, taught Biology, coached and was an Administrator for Amphitheater Public Schools for many years. In 1993, he married Judy, the Love of his Life. They moved to Alpine, Arizona in 2007 where he served as Principal/Superintendent for Alpine Elementary. He was also active in the Alpine Community. He served on the Alpine Sewer Board and was currently on the Alpine Fire Board. Mike loved golfing, fishing, rock hunting, and his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Jason Herman (Denise); daughter Sandy Dearborn (Jimmy); grandchildren, Camryn Herman, Sophie Herman, Kali Dearborn and Connor Dearborn; Cousins, Linda Bonifer (Steve), Sam Gahan (Denise), Nancy Gahan, Tom Gahan (Debbie), Jeff Gahan (Susie) and Tim Gahan (Cindy).
Mike is in heaven, golfing with his good buddy, Ray. Celebration of Life Services will be:
Tucson - July 13th at 10:00am at Capilla del Sol Christian Church, 3130 W. Overton Road.
Alpine - July 20th at 11:00am, venue to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alpine Fire Department in Mike's name.
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Lyman Benner Jr
Jul 09, 2019
Brother Cox , brother in the Bond, Phi Delta Theta was a fun loving guy and set a great example for those undergraduates who had the privilege to know him. My prayers go out to the family. May you find solace and comfort in knowing what a difference he made in the lives of people he met.