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Randolph (Randy) Cox

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Randolph (Randy) M Cox was born to Don and Ruth Cox in Chicago, IL on January 13, 1953. He crossed the finish line on February 17, 2024. He was a graduate of Illinois State University, where he met the love of his life, Debra (Gandy) Cox. They married in 1975 and had 1 child, Lyndsay Rae. They also were involved in campus ministries at ISU, becoming mentors to several students that lead to life-long relationships. 

Randy had an amazing career in computer programming, working at Kemper Insurance and eventually landing at Country Financial for 37 years.

When he wasn’t working, he was very involved in different church organizations including Gideons, Walk to Emmaus, Great Banquet, Promise Keepers and Chi Alpha. 

After retiring in 2016, he dedicated his time to his family, being the best Grrpa to his granddaughter, Saraí Linnea, snuggling with his beagle, Buddy, and a multitude of other family pets. He enjoyed playing computer games, especially city building games and reading books. His last official task was finishing his final audiobook. He also loved listening to Sarai play Jazzy, her alto saxophone, and was so proud of all her accomplishments. He loved staying up to date on new computer technology as it came out.

His faith was a cornerstone in his life. His legacy can be found in the lives he changed through his testimony and living a faith-filled life. Faced with a lifetime of physical health concerns, he never complained. He was always more concerned with how others were doing. While his physical illness had limited his attendance to online church services towards the end, he was still just as strong in his faith. He could easily turn any conversation into a question of salvation and loved to discuss his faith and the Bible with anyone who would sit and listen to him.

Randy is survived by his daughter Lyndsay, son-in-law Dan, his granddaughter, Sarai, adopted son Brian (Angie) Giffin, sister Gayle, nieces Holly and Emily, and multiple brothers and sisters in Christ. He follows his wife Debra, and parents Ruth and Donald Cox in death.

There will be a celebration of life service held at Eastview Christian Church-Bloomington Campus on March 16th with Pastor Bruce Schwartz officiating (401 W. Union St., Bloomington, IL). Visitation will start at 9:30 with service beginning at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers if you wish to contribute to Randy’s legacy, there are 2 options: an ABLE account has been set up for Saraí or the building fund for Song and Sword Church Community. Checks can be sent to Lyndsay Withey (8 Rutherford Ct, Bloomington, IL 61705) with a notation on how to distribute the funds, or online options are available. Please feel free to reach out to Lyndsay Withey (309-750-0048) for more information.