“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”
― Chief Tecumseh
On March 9, 1980, a beautiful boy was born, and so the epic life of Daniel Benjamin Cox began. From his eclectic collection of animals, to hunting, music, art, comics, floating the river, and way too many movies, books, and TV series to list, his life was full and overflowing.
Dan is survived by his father, Jerry Cox; sister, Stephanie Balcom (Damann); nieces, Jordan Cox Moser (Fabio) and Katie Stewart; nephew, Connor Stewart; loving girlfriend, Alicia Barrett and her beautiful children, Lily and Max; 60 Snakes; 10 Hedgehogs; 1 Bearded Dragon; 1 Pac Man Frog; 4 Cats; 4 dogs including Gus and Lola his beloved bulldogs; and his many friends he chose to be a part of his family .
His mother, Pam Cox, preceded Dan in death, and I am sure they are having a grand time catching up right now.
“Live your life and risk it all, take some chances, take the fall, take your time, no need to hurry, have some fun, and never worry”
A memorial service for Dan, age 39, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 4 PM on Saturday, May the 4th, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 3 PM until time of service on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dan Cox Memorial Art Scholarship, C/O First Bank, PO Box 116, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or American Heart and Stroke Associations, Attn: Stephanie Cline, 6275 University Blvd, Huntsville, AL 35806. These will be directed to the Lincoln County Heart and Stroke account.