Raymond Louis Cox

Jul 5th, 1962 - Oct 6th, 2021


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Oct. 12th, 2021 4 pm - 7 pm


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

Wed, Oct. 13th, 2021 10 am


Rose Hill Cemetery

Wed, Oct. 13th, 2021

Raymond Louis Cox

Raymond Louis Cox, 59, of Marion, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 8:40 pm at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Raymond was the son of Ronald L. and Alexandra E. (Danielowsky) Cox.  He was born July 5, 1962 in Augsburg, Germany while his father was stationed there serving in the US Army.  He married Karla Jean McCuan on January 4, 1986 in Marion and together they have shared over 35 years of marriage.

At the age of 19 Raymond joined the US Air Force.  He retired as a TEC Sergeant after 22 years of service.  Following his retirement he worked for United Space Alliance on the Space Shuttle Program for 9 years while living in Port St. John, Florida.  They then lived in Indianapolis for 2 years and moved to Marion in 2015.  After moving to Marion, he worked at Wal-Mart for 2 years, at OrthoTech and for the last 3 years was a school bus driver of bus #65 for Illinois Central School Buses.

Raymond was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, computers and working on cars.

Raymond is survived by his; Wife – Karla Jean Cox of Marion

Father – Ronald L. Cox of Greenfield, Indiana

Sister – Tanya R. Larrabee (Jason) of Greenfield, Indiana


Mike McCuan of Marion

Pat McCuan (Carole) of Herrin


Karen Saffelder (Neil) of Creal Springs

Colleen Hancock (Daryl) of Collinsville

Two nieces; Chelsea Larrabee and Brooke Larrabee  


Corey McCuan (Jenny)

Ethan Hancock (Brianna)

Niece – Elizabeth Henning (Jon)

Several great nieces

Preceded by his mother, Alexandra E. (Danielowsky) Cox, father-in-law and mother-in-law – Heze L. and Delores J. McCuan and great niece Isla Rose Henning

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4 – 7 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 10 am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin with Father Mark Reyling officiating.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion with Military Rites presented by members of the US Air Force Ritual Team. 

For those who prefer memorials may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School.  Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959 and at the church the day of the service.

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12 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Tom & Linda Matkovich

    From: Dahinda, Illinois

    Date: October 8, 2021

    Dear Karla, We are so very sorry to learn of Ray’s passing. My heart breaks for you, my sweet cousin. Ray has been such an influence on keeping our hearts and minds in the Gospel with sharing readings often. We will keep you in my prayers and ask our Lord, Jesus to hold you close during this very difficult time.
    We love you,
    Tom & Linda (Berkel) Matkovich

  • Guest: Jerry Pulley

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 9, 2021

    So sorry for the loss in our lives of Ray. Certainly served his country, fine man who loved his family, wife and the Lord. Unfortunately for those of us who remain, we’ll miss him, but God needs him now. So long Ray 😢🙏🏻

  • Guest: Clarke & Jeane Deacon

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 9, 2021

    So terribly sorry for your loss Karla. Please be assured of our prayers.

  • Guest: Clarke & Jeane Deacon

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 9, 2021

    Karla, so very sorry for your loss. Bu assured our prayers are with you.

  • Guest: Susan (Maxwell) Hampton

    From: , Illinois

    Date: October 11, 2021

    Karla, I am so sorry! I am praying for God to send his comforter to you.❤️

  • Guest: Jeff Slater

    From: Chesterfield, Michigan

    Date: October 11, 2021

    So sorry for your loss my friend May God be with you and your family !!!

  • Guest: Brett & Mary Cooper

    From: Indianapolis , Indiana

    Date: October 12, 2021

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers are sent to the family and friends of Raymond during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Mike Musko

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 12, 2021

    Karla, Sorry for your loss Ray was a good friend. I enjoyed working with Him at Illinois Central School Bus Co. We will keep you and Ray in our prayers.

  • Guest: Shelia (Lacy) Thompson

    From: Maynard, Arkansas

    Date: October 12, 2021

    Uncle Ronny,Tanya, Karla. I was so sorry to hear about Raymond. You are in my prayer, and in my heart.
    I Love You
    Veris & Shelia (Lacy) Thompson

  • Guest: Martha Fosse Pender

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 12, 2021

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Karla. Lifting you up in prayer.

  • Guest: Brett & Mary Cooper

    From: Indianapolis , Indiana

    Date: October 13, 2021

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends. May God give you comfort and peace.

  • Guest: Barbara (Miller) Jones

    From: SAINT PAUL, Minnesota

    Date: October 14, 2021

    Karla, Kim and I send our love. We’re so sorry you’ve suffered such a loss.