COX , Clark Davis Clark Davis Cox, 57, went to be with his Lord on Father’s day June 17, 2018 after a valiant battle with cancer and surrounded by his loving family in Gilbert. The Lord supported Clark in his struggle and gave him peace. Clark was born to the late Reed E. Cox and his mother, LaVerna (Clark) Cox in Alton, IL. He loved and served the Lord out of a thankful heart for what the Lord Jesus Christ did for him. Clark always had time to help you. For a time before cancer he had a homeless ministry he worked with. He was a member of the Desert Gateway Baptist Church in Gilbert. Clark was blessed with three beautiful, healthy children. He married the love of his life, Cheryl Ann (Bennett) Cox, on October 11, 1986 in Mesa. Clark helped raise his three children with patience, discipline and fun. He taught them to love the desert and mountains with all it’s creatures. They took many hikes with him. They made beautiful walking sticks from the fallen arms of the Saguaro cactus So beautiful and light weight. They hiked and never saw an animal or bird they didn't love and take pictures of. Once on a hike with a buddy he saw a mountain lion jump from behind a bush in front of him and try to get him to follow her further up the mountain. He very quickly stuck his arm through that patch of bushes and shot his camera and made his get away. Only to find later he got a picture of three of the most beautiful blue eyed baby mountain lions you will ever see. They have 4 delightful Chihuahuas, Mojo, Chiqua, Bella and Tiea that will miss him terribly. After work Clark would get the mail and a cup of coffee and go to his Lazy Boy chair and the dogs would climb on his lap and soon they would all take a nap. Clark worked for the City of Mesa for 28 years. Received some awards during this time of service and made many friends during those years. He took an early retirement in 2005. Clark is survived by his wife, Cheryl Ann, his sons: Dustin Jay, Adam Reed, a daughter Nichole Marie and her husband Corey Kenyon. His sister Valerie Cox. His Mother, LaVerna (Clark )Cox of Pensacola, Florida. Father and Mother in-law Jay and Arlene Bennett. He is preceded in death by his father, Reed Edwin Cox. There will be a Memorial Service at Desert Gateway Baptist Church, Pastor Ron Leversee will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Desert Gateway Baptist Church or other non-profit organization.
Published on  July 1, 2018