Marvin Cox

August 24, 1942 ‒ July 31, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Marvin Cox, age 76, of Marion, passed away at his home Wednesday evening, July 31, 2019.

On August 24, 1942, Marvin was born in Hamilton, Alabama, a son of the late John A. and Flossie V. (Lowery) Cox.  He graduated from Adrian High School in Michigan in the Class of 1960.

Marvin married the love of his life, Nondice Yvonne Butler, on September 23, 1961, in Adrian, MI. They shared over 57 wonderful years together as husband and wife.  Together they enjoyed bowling in leagues, watching baseball, playing cards, and visiting Las Vegas. They usually stayed at the Excalibur because he knew the location of his favorite slot machine, Golden Dragon.

For most of his working career, Marvin was a manufacturing engineer.  He worked for many companies including Dura, Marion Power Shovel, Flxible, and lastly Whirlpool, from where he retired in 2009.

Marvin was very active in bowling and golf leagues, and especially enjoyed the Mar-O-Del course in Marion.  He loved watching sports with his favorite teams being the Alabama Crimson Tide, Boston Red Sox and the Indianapolis Colts.  He was extremely competitive when playing card games and was great with computers.

He will always be remembered as an awesome husband, dad and grandfather.  He was a wonderful, caring and giving man.

Marvin will be dearly missed by his wife, Nondice, of Marion; five children: Marcy (Craig) Lucas of Marion, OH, M. Bryan Cox of Marion, OH, Stacy (Michael) Squibb of Galion, OH, Jason Cox of Marion, OH, John (Jasper) Cox of Marion, OH; nine grandchildren: Dustin, Coty, Brittany, Brandan, Jimmie, Heather, Kathryn, Chloe, Raegan; numerous great grandchildren; his dog Leroy and cat Yaz.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Marvin Cox Jr.; two brothers: Jimmie and Mason Cox; and a sister, Judy Sweet.

Services will be observed privately by Marvin’s family.  Burial will take place in Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Marvin’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 471 E. Broad St. Suite 1630; Columbus, Ohio 43215 or at

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Marvin’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Uncle Marvin will be missed. Thank you for sharing his amazing video. I got a glimpsed into the years I missed, and what an amazing life he lived. I won’t lie I cried. Love you.

  • Prayers for the family through this tough time. Always remember the good times and laugh loudly in his memory❤

  • So sorry to hear about Marvin. He was a good guy. Prayers to Nonnie and the family.
    Steve and Tina Hook

  • RIP Uncle Marv. So many great memories. Thank you for sharing the video. Loved seeing a glimpse of the latter part of his life. Hugs to you all.

  • Great video! Looks like a lot of happy memories shared by all. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I am not able to be there in person, but my thoughts and prayers are there with everyone. Love you Aunt Nonie and cousins.

  • I was saddened to hear that grandpa Marv passed away. My thoughts are with the family and I know everyone will have many special memories of him to share. The Richter family also send there condolences to the family. Much love to the family I wish I was able to be there with you.

  • Oh hairball I’m so very sorry.Please call if I can do anything for you or you family…..Rennie

  • Truly sorry about Marvin’s passing. Didn’t know until we visited Marion over the weekend to see my family and my sister informed me about it. My thoughts and prayers for Nondice, Marcy, Bryan, Stacy, Jason and John along with all the family associated. Years go by way too quick and I enjoyed our times together when I was growing up.