kevin cox
Kevin S. Cox, 32, of Weirton died at his home on Thursday October 15, 2015. On December 3, 1982, Kevin was born, in Weirton, WV, to Carl "Steve" and Patricia "Patty" McAtee Cox . Kevin was welcomed into his family by his older sister, Stephanie and the two of them quickly became best friends for life. A 2001 graduate of Weir High School, Kevin earned a degree in Exercise Physiology from West Liberty University, where he was a member of the Hiltopper's Football Program. He had God given talents when it came to athletics, academics, and caring for others. In his youth he won MVP awards for soccer, and had the record at Liberty Elementary for the Fastest Mile. In his high school years, he was captain of the football team and basketball team winning many awards including the Robert Donnell Award for MVP on the football team. He also was named Second Team All-State, was a member of the OVAC All Star Team, and the National Honor Society. Many of his friends and relatives will always cherish and remember Kevin for his kind soul, whether he was helping others with daily activities or cooking meals for his friends, it was no secret, he would give you his shirt off his back. Kevin was employed as a talented cook at his family's diner, Patty's Family Restaurant, in Weirton. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. He is survived by his parents, Steve and Patty ( McAtee) Cox of Weirton; his sister, Stephanie (Justin) Swiger ; nephews, Urijah and Isaiah Swiger all of Wheeling, WV; his paternal grandmother, Mary Ann (Pfister) Cox; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be at the 4-8 PM Wednesday at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Thursday at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church If you would like to make a contribution in Kevin's memory his family kindly asks that donations be made to help with his funeral arrangements. Share tributes and memories at (304) 748 3219

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  1. kev I love you and I miss you so much already please give my dad a hug for me up there tell baba and papa I miss them to there are no words that can the describe the heartache im feeling right now every good childhood memory I have you were a part of it god I miss you so much its like its a bad dream I love you kevin r.i.p my little brother

  2. well Kev, Adam said it all pretty well. I have so many memories of our own, especially the last 13 years that I’ll never forget & cherish forever. And hearing about all your childhood memories through you, Adam, & Steph, over the last 18years, has made it feel like I’ve been around since a child.

    You were loved by SOOO many & such a great man. I hope you finally see that from above. I’m so heartbroken & lost right now. I hope time eases this pain but I doubt it. Wrap your arms around all of us this week & help us to say goodbye to you.

    I’ll never have you tell me ”mu,lu” again. I will always miss you & love you kev. Rest In Peace Kevbo

  3. Kevin, I love and miss you buddy. You were my best friend and I will always cherish the time we hung out together. You were a man of few words, but a big heart. You will never be forgotten my friend. I will miss you until we meet again. Love you brother. Zahner

  4. There are not many people in the world that are liked by most everyone they come across. All of us who grew up with Kevin, and knew him as a friend and teammate, won’t forget the impression he left behind. He would do anything to help and whatever he could to make you laugh.

    Condolences to Steve, Patty, Stephanie and family.

  5. Its not possible to type or write or explain what you meant to me or how much of a part of me you are and always will be. You had no problem whatsoever letting anyone know that you loved them and cared about them. Youre one of a kind and thats hard to find. My heart is not complete without you. My only way through this is to keep telling myself that you are not suffering anymore and are now at peace. It hurts hurts bad. Im proud to say you are one of my best friends. My brotha from anotha motha. I am a better person because of your presence in my life. This is not goodbye, its only til we meet again. I love you kev. Thank you for being you.

  6. To The Cox Family, Words cannot express the sorrow that we all are feeling at this time. I remember Kevin as a young boy and a good friend to Matthew. We always appreciated his kindness and always being respectful to myself and my husband. He showed genuine friendship and brotherhood toward all of my sons. Although I hadn’t seen him for many years, I will remember him as a very thoughtful and kind person. God Bless you all.

    Our Deepest Sympathy, Thoughts and Prayers,

    Carl and Donna Zahn and Family

  7. Steve and Patty: We want to say how much we loved and appreciated Kevin. He always greeted us with a big hug. And, he

    was always available to help in any way he could. He helped us move to our home. He had such a big heart – and, he was so full of love. Kevin was \”a big brother\” to our Granddaughter, Laura. And, your whole family tried to help our Grandson, Josh. We are so sorry for your loss. We surround you with our prayers, in your grief! (Rev. and Mrs. Marvin Taylor)

  8. Steve and Patty, words are very difficult at this time. There were many wonderful tributes given to Kevin in these memorials…cherish them. You have my deepest, most sincere condolences.

    Bill Zanieski

  9. Kevin. Anything that I could say in this post could not explain the genuine kindness and genuine love that you showed me and everyone around you. The love and respect that you had for your family and friends showed in everything that you did. Your personality and way you treated others was known by anyone who ever met you why everyone wanted to be around you. I never had a brother growing up and when I met you at school I knew I had found one. Living with you and being around everyday was more fun than I ever could have imagined and the comradery our crew had was something I know none of us take for granted. Thank you so much mr. And mrs. Cox for raising Kevin the way you did. He always talked about how loving his mom was (not to mention always bringing all the groceries you sent with him, supplying and then Kevin cooking the only real meals any of us ate in 4 plus years of school) and how could I forget how much respect he had for his father, always telling us how strong and brave he was and the fact that he could run and lift circles around us,even though we were supposed to be in the prime physical age in our life. I’m so sorry for your loss and wish you the best. Rest easy Kevin.

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