Janet Parish Cox

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Funeral services for Janet Parrish Cox, 66, of Cranfills Gap were held Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Cranfills Gap with Pastor Stephen V. Allen and Dr. Dennis Tucker officiating. She passed way on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Waco. Janet Parrish was born on July 24, 1947, in Fort Worth to Wilbur Jefferson Parrish and Ruby Myrtis Cobb Parrish. She attended Richland High School, graduating in 1965, then attended Tarleton State University. On Dec. 31, 1966, she married Larry C Cox at First Baptist Church in North Richland Hills. The couple had two children. After living in Stephenville, Fort Worth, and Grand Prairie, the couple moved to Cranfills Gap in 1970. She was the Cranfills Gap school secretary for seven years, and an insurance agent for 30 years. A faithful member of the First Baptist Church, she was a vacation Bible School teacher, and served as secretary, clerk, and treasurer over the years. She was always an active volunteer at such activities as Septemberfest and the Lutefisk dinner. She was an avid pet owner and her dog Lucie was always at her side; she even went to work with her a few times. She enjoyed watching birds from her den window, playing electronic solitaire, working jigsaw puzzles, riding horses, playing cards and watching court TV. She loved working at the school and handing out candy from her candy bowl. Everyday was trick-or-treat for her. She loved having her grandkids come over and play at her house and she adored watching them play basketball and football. She always supported Larry in all his endeavors. There was a running joke about how she never forgave him for selling their bar stools with the new home in Grand Prairie. She always said, “if he can’t buy the kids shoes we have to move back to the city.” She was a most generous mother, wife, and friend – and would do anything to help anyone. She was preceded in death by her father and mother; a sister, Judith Rose; and a brother, Eugene Parrish. Survivors include her husband, Larry Cox; daughter, Judith Cox Gallegos and husband, Thomas; son, Jason Lee Cox and wife, Casandra; grandchildren, Jasi Gallegos, Cason Cox, and Jake Cox; nephew Jeff Rose and wife, Laura Rose; Katie Glenn and husband, Darren, and Heath; Mrytis Mosley of Clifton; mother-in-law, Wanda Cox Bell of Jayton; and many nephews, nieces, and friends, along with her pet dog, Lucie. Pallbearers included Brink Cobb, Joshua Evans, Darrin Glenn, Ken Kattner, Pat Railsback, and Jeff Rose. Honorary pallbearers were Jasi Gallegos, Cason Cox, Jake Cox, and Heath Glenn. 
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