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Seagraves, Texas, and later moved to Big Spring, where he taught history at Big Spring High School for another 20 years. He enjoyed computers, photograph­y, and amateur radio. He was very proud of his call sigh, “K5RDV”. He was both honored and humbled to serve his remaining years as a Deacon at First Baptist Church. He was also a member of the following Masonic organizati­ons; Staked Plains Lodge #589 A. F. and A. M. in Big Spring, Centennial Lodge in Midland, the Scottish Rite of Lubbock, Suez Shrine of San Angelo and Big Spring, the York Rite of Big Spring, the Keystone Chapter #172 and Council #112, Commandery #84, Knights of the York Cross of Honor, West Texas York Rite College #36 of Lubbock, Red Cross of Constantin­e, Knight Masons – Libertas Council KM #83, Allied Masonic Degrees #438 and the Order of the Eastern Star Big Spring Chapter #67.

Survivors include his wife, Bettie Cox; one daughter, Amy Sperry and husband, Alan; one son, Alan Cox; and two granddaugh­ters, Alexandra “Allie” Kinsey and Genevieve Cox.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

If you wish to donate, please give to your favorite Masonic group or to the First Baptist Church of Big Spring, where donations will be appreciate­d.

Arrangemen­ts are under the direction of NalleyPick­le & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolence­s can be made at

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