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Samuel Bruce Cox

June 20, 1943 — March 17, 2024

Martinsville

Samuel Bruce Cox, 80, of Martinsville, passed from this life peacefully in the comfort of his home and surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, March 17, 2024.  He was born in Washington, Indiana to the late Alva Bruce Cox and Myrtle Lucyle (Bussinger) Cox on June 20, 1943.

Sam served as First Deputy at the Morgan County Courthouse for many years starting in 1984.  He attended Monrovia Christian Church.  An avid music lover, he enjoyed listening to all music including oldies, classic rock, blues, classic county, and jazz.  He was full of information about music as well and would know the artist and song title instantly.   He loved all sports including football, baseball, hockey, and soccer.  A true Indiana sports fan, he loved the Colts, Pacers, Indiana University sports, and Purdue University sports.  

He had an infectious personality and possessed the ability to bring joy to others.  Occasionally he would run over someone with his powerchair by mistake, of course.  All the while bringing a smile to the face of those around him.  Additionally, Sam enjoyed painting and dancing.  

He will be deeply missed by many friends and family including his nieces and nephews, Branden Cox of Washington, Christina (husband, Josh) Smith of Ellettsville, Damien Cox of Washington, Kiersten Cox of Washington, Michelle (husband, Gary) Yunker of Clermont, Florida, Jeremiah Cox of Terre Haute, Jai (wife, Jennifer) Cox of Indianapolis, Jonah (wife, Tanya) Cox of Plainfield, and Jeri Cox of Orlando, Florida; and chosen sister, Carmen Cox of Orlando, Florida.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Alva and Myrtle Cox; brothers, Jerald A. Cox and Charles R. Cox; and sisters, Winifred L. Cox.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the chapel at Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory in Mooresville.  Sam’s Life Celebration® Service will immediately follow, beginning at 6:30 pm.  The following day, Friday, March 22, 2024, he will be laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery in Washington after a graveside service at 12:00 noon. 

In honoring Sam’s love for others, contributions may be made to Churches in Mission, online https://churchesinmission.org/ or by mail 27 S. Indiana Street, Mooresville, IN 46158.

Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Samuel Bruce Cox, please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

5:00 - 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory

39 E High St, Mooresville, IN 46158

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Starts at 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

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39 E High St, Mooresville, IN 46158

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Friday, March 22, 2024

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