FOUNTAIN GREEN-- Drake Gideon Cox, age 6, passed away Dec. 22, 2012, from injuries incurred in a sledding accident.
Drake was born May 4, 2006, in Nephi to Curtis William and Samantha Jo Nielsen Cox.
He was welcomed into the family by his brother, Gage McCoy Cox.
Drake was a very affectionate and remarkable boy with a witty sense of humor. Drake loved school and playing with his brother, cousins and friends. Drake and Gage were inseparable and were always together.
His favorite times were spent with his family, birthdays and holiday celebrations and liked to ask, "Who's coming to the party?" Family movie nights were always a special occasion that had to include popcorn.
He loved his Mohawk hair cut and when mom combed it different, he said it looked goofy and changed it back. He loved to help his mom and dad and said everyday, "This is the best day ever!"
Everyday with Drake was the best day ever! He enjoyed vacations to Disneyland and the beach in California, swimming and spending time with his family. Drake loved collecting things and wrapping them and giving them as gifts with attached notes saying "I Love You."
He is survived by his parents, Curtis William Cox and Samantha Jo Cox, Fountain Green; brother, Gage McCoy Cox, Fountain Green; grandparents, Jay and Julie Nielsen, Moroni; Jill Nielsen, Murray; Mark and Cheryl Cox, Moroni; great-grandparents, Earl Nielsen, Moroni; Buford and Ellie Scott, Luling, TX; Blanche H. Cox, St. George; Joyce Alder, Manti; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Dorothy Nielsen; Elliott Cox and Lyle Alder.
Funeral services will be held at Noon, Thursday Dec. 27, in the Moroni LDS Stake Center.
Friends may call Thursday from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the church prior to services.
Interment will be held in the Fountain Green City Cemetery.
Online condolence at www.rasmussenmortuary.com.