Larry “Sonny” Cox


Larry “Sonny” Cox, of Carbon, Indiana passed away Tuesday, June 05, 2018. He had been hospitalized since Sunday, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born December 15th, 1947 to the late Raymond W. “Coxie” and Lillian (Garrett) Cox. He grew up in the Russellville community and attended school there.

He was an avid lover of music. Especially Old Time Rock and Roll, and Country. For many years he was a lead guitar player and singer in many different bands in the area. For years he worked for Rose Bros. Trucking Co. He retired from Lear Manufacturing. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, but most of all time with his four grandchildren.

He is survived by his son; Larry R. Cox, one daughter; Marlana R. (Jamie) House. Two grandsons: Dalton Garrett Miller, and Logan Douglas Miller, two grand daughters, Lauren Riley House and Marae Kaylee House, one sister Evelyn K. (Jim) West, one brother-in-law, Larry D. Spencer, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, one sister, Mavis I. Spencer.

Graveside service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Russellville Cemetery, 12001 -12509 North County Road 650 West, Russellville, Indiana 46175. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Heart to Heart Hospice. 4529 South 7th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47802.

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6 thoughts on “Larry “Sonny” Cox

  • Regina Thomas

    Since I live in Florida, I haven’t seen him in a few years but I have fond memories of being out on the farm in Russellville with Uncle Sonny. He will be missed.

  • Debbielou Thornburg Harris

    As a child, I spent so much time at their house. Grandma CoxIe and I would bake cookies, then take cookies to Coxie at the gas station and visit, and I would get to sweep the gas station and everything. I am so glad that I got to be a part of their life and they were part of mine . I remember when Sonny had his accident and what everybody went through and it was also scary. But he was a fighter and he rose above it, and was a very special caring person , he will be missed by many.

  • Kent and Pat House

    We have known him for only a short time but his love for his grandchildren and his children was apparent to all. He was a kind, gentle man with a love for music and family. He will be greatly missed.

  • Deb Astin Kessler

    I had so many great times going to hear Sonny play with the band’s and family get togethers. He was always joking around. Marlana sorry for you and the family’s loss. Now he is playing his music for the rest of family in heaven with him. Hugs from firmer Aunt Deb

  • Donna Garrett Likes

    Our California Garrett family: mom (Peggy), dad (Larry), sister (Linda), brother (Larry) would travel to the farm in Russellville each summer. It was always a great time! I think I haven’t been back there since those trips about 45 ago. My husband Cary and I were at a festival on 6/3, when we heard Wooly Bully. I looked at him and told him we would go watch Sonny perform at the summer fair, and he would always sing that song. He always had my mom laughing – especially one time when he was standing over a wasps nest, which was in the grass, with a fly swatter. I can still hear it now and visualize the picture of the two of you.
    You’ll be seeing Uncle Larry and Aunt Peg.
    Rest in Peace my cousin.
    Donna