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Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines


Friday, August 11, 2017
2:00 pm
St. Mark Lutheran Church
1115 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines


Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines


Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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David Cox

David Lee Cox, 70, passed away August 6, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

David was born January 9, 1947 in Richland, Iowa to Samuel and Thelma Cox. He graduated from Pekin High School. David worked for the City of Des Moines for over 25 years. He enjoyed maintaining and relaxing by his koi pond that he and his son built. David also enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved being a grandfather and being silly with his three grandchildren. David was also an animal lover.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Anna Marie; daughter, Amanda Cox; son, Douglas Cox; grandchildren, Caliana and Vincent Struthers and Mason Cox; brothers, Daryl (Verla) Cox and James Roy Cox; sisters, Carolyn (Ed) Knoot and Janice Montgomery; and a host of extended family and friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Kathryn Biggs.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 11th at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1115 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines followed by burial at Glendale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Rescue League or the donor’s favorite charity in loving memory of David.

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