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Nancy Ann Cox-Welch

February 17, 1936 — February 8, 2022

Nancy Ann Cox Welch, 85, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Elm Creek Baptist Church, 6110 FM 89, Tuscola. Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, February14, 2022, in the Buffalo Gap Cemetery, directed by Fry-Smith Funeral Home. Services will be officiated by her grandson-in-law, Bro. Ben Graves and Pastor Ernie McLean.

Nancy was born February 17, 1936, to Henry G. and Gladis I. Huestis in Henrietta, Texas. She married Dale W. Cox on July 18, 1952, in Forsan, Texas. They had four children. Nancy said "Dale had always wanted children as he was an only child. So I fulfilled his dream and had four children in seven and a half years. I really don't think he wanted me to get so carried away, but once you have them you wouldn't take a million dollars for any of them." She married Tom Welch April 10, 1999, in Tuscola, Texas.

She was a member of Elm Creek Baptist Church for many years and a previous member of Elm Valley Community Church. She was a loving dedicated wife, mother, and Nana. She worked for Gooch Packing Plant for many years until they closed and then Hendrick Hospital until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by both husbands, parents, brothers Gene and Wayne Huestis, sisters, Theresa Crabtree and Gaye Boyd, and daughter Theresa "Treedy" Pentecost and son-in-law Dean Miller.

Survivors include brother Bob Huestis and wife Jan, sister-in-law Jane Huestis and brother-in-law Jerry Boyd. Sons Carl (Sondra) Cox and Ronnie Cox of Tuscola, daughter Kathy Miller of Tuscola and son-in-law Dwight Pentecost of Tuscola. Grandchildren Michelle (Brad) Spisak of Warren, Michigan, Melissa (Brent) Irby of Prosper, Texas, Candice Cox of Merkel, Texas, Nancy Cox of Abilene, Texas, Chris and Andy Cox of Tye, Texas, Kristyn (Ben) Graves of Mineola, Texas, and Jared Pentecost of Tuscola. Great grand children Brendan and Chase Irby, BradLee Spisak, Gaven Mitchel, Alexis Cox, and Colton and Ruby Graves and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2022, at Fry-Smith Funeral Home, 502 Kent Ave., Tuscola.

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