William Cox | Obituary | Record Eagle
William Lawerence Cox (Billy)
May 18, 1972 – –
March 25, 2021
William Lawrence Cox, known to friends and family as Billy, 48, of Traverse City, passed away on Thursday March 25th. He was born on May 18, 1972 in Detroit. Billy spent his younger years in Arizona before moving to Traverse Town.
Billy loved to play outdoors, enjoyed trips to the golf course, and tore up the trails on his dirt bike with friends. Billy loved traveling regardless of destination and spending time with his family for new adventures.
Billy was blessed with an amazing smile that radiated on every picture he took, including a sometimes uncomfortable selfie. His humor and playful nature were evident in all areas of his life and were never absent from work with his crew. Billy made everyone laugh and helped everyone around him not to take life too seriously. He loved helping other people and always gave others a second chance or the benefit of the doubt.
The last three years of his life were some of the most beautiful that he lived. Billy actively recovered from the addiction and met the girl of his dreams, Meghan.
Billy and Meghan had their son Jaxson, who was the center of Billy’s universe. Billy loved his girls and worked continuously to improve their relationships. His business prospered and he became incredibly successful in all the ways he could ever have wished for.
Even in his death, Billy could help others. His family donated his brain to be used in addiction research. Billy struggled with substance use all his life and eventually lost his battle.
Billy is survived by his wife Meghan; Son of Jaxson; Daughters, Emma and Elise Cox and Audri Malinowski; his mother Rose Marie Cox; Emma and Elise’s mother, Enan Cox; his siblings Shari (Bruce) Brazen, Loretta (Paul) Miller, Kim (Damien) Farmer, Maureen Cox; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of Billy’s life will take place on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Community Church.
A memorial fund for his son will be set up for those who wish to make a memorial contribution. Contributions can be made directly to his wife Meghan or via gofundme at gofund.me/de3f93ff.
Published on March 31, 2021