Carl Curtis Cox passed away in the loving care of his wife Karen, after a long battle with dementia and diabetes.
Carl was born in Grand Junction in the old St. Mary’s hospital on Colorado Ave. He was very proud that he lived out his entire 76 years in Grand Junction with never a desire to live anywhere else.
Carl graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1965 where he was the State Champion of Wrestling his senior year. He attended Western State in Gunnison Colorado.
Carl married Karen on January 3rd 1970 by eloping to Las Vegas NV at the little Chapel of the West staying married until his death, 52 years.
Carl and Karen had three children Kari (Steven) Thayer, Tristan (Eric) Wutke and Carl (Melissa) Cox Jr. He was the proud grandfather of nine grandchildren: Chandon, Kyler, Tanner, Jacob, Kade, Curtis, Jarrod, Keegan and McKenna. He had one great grand-daughter Emery and another grandson on the way.
Carl worked on his father-in- laws cow ranch, sold cars for nearly 25 years, was the maintenance man at the Bank of Grand Junction and maintenance/groundskeeper at Rocky Mountain Orthopedics until his retirement in 2015.
Carl loved all Colorado wildlife, yard sales, Munchies in Fruita with his best friends Gay and Gene Williams, the Broncos, old western movies and his family.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents Carl Clement Cox and Lola Pearl Patterson-Cox and his brother Brad Cox.
He is survived by his wife, all his children and grandchildren / great grandchildren and by his sister Donna Anderson-Sedillo