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Kenneth was born February 8, 1939 to Melvin and Juanita Cox in Melissa, Texas.
He grew up along the Gulf Coast in Lake Jackson, Texas, where as a teenager in the Brazosport High School marching band, a certain brunette drum major named Sue caught his eye. Sue Muckelroy would become his life partner. Together, they went to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where he fell in love with his other life-long passion, the TCU Horned Frogs. After graduation, Ken headed to University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he and Sue had their first child, Allison. After a brief internship in Dayton, Ohio, where Amy was born, they came back to Texas for Ken's residency in Radiology at M.D. Anderson and St. Joseph Hospital. They rounded out the Cox clan then with Angie and Mike. After a couple of years in private practice in Lufkin, Ken and his family moved to Conroe, where he and Sue would raise their family and live for nearly 20 years.
A natural leader, Ken was among a handful of physicians who helped expand Conroe Medical Center to care for the growing community during the 1980s. Along with his long-time partner, Dr. Benjamin Hughes, he established and grew a successful radiology practice, and he always held a special place in his heart for cancer patients who relied on him for radiological oncology treatment. He retired in 2000 and he and Sue moved to Fort Worth. For as much physical care as he gave to thousands of people during his career, it was the spiritual care, guidance and leadership that he gave to his church, to his friends and mostly to his family that truly defined his life. Along with Sue and the rest of the Cox family, he was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church of Conroe. He grew spiritually through his many years as a student and then as a discussion leader in Bible Study Fellowship.
Simply put, Ken was a rock. He was the person that his friends could rely on. He was the Dad who his children knew would always be there for them. Most of all, he was a faithful and loving husband of 51 years to his “girlfriend” Sue. His life - more pointedly, how he lived his life - will be reflected in the lives of his children, Allison, Amy, Angie and Mike, as well as his ten grandchildren, Bragen, Bronte, Cameron, Bryce, Kellen, Austin, Jacob, Kendall, Tate and Allie.