Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Roger L. Cox, 53

Roger L. Cox, 53, of Benton, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on June 17, 2019. Mr. Cox was born May 23, 1966 to Cletus and Audrey Cox (Peters).  He married Dorothy Dowden on August 8, 1987.

Roger served in full-time ministry for 28 years in various churches including Victory Baptist Church in Benton and FBC of Clinton and Macon, Illinois.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy, of 31 years; his daughters Allison (Aaron) Simpson of LR and Andrea Elder of Benton; two grandchildren, Tucker and Liza; two brothers, Loren Wesley Cox of Anna, Illinois and Kenneth (Abby) Cox of Flora, Indiana and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Cletus and Audrey Cox and his in-laws Dean and Betty Dowden.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 21, 2019 from 6-8pm at Victory Baptist Church in Benton, Arkansas. Funeral Services will be held at Victory Baptist Church in Benton, Arkansas on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11am. Burial to follow service at Mount Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Haskell, Arkansas.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude during this over-whelming time. A heartfelt thank you to our family and friends for all of their prayer, support, love and encouragement.  As well as all of the medical staff over the last five years which includes:  Dr. M. Shane Higginbotham and staff in Malvern,  Dr. Alex David and staff at DaVita in Benton, Dr. John Hayes and staff at Pulaski Surgery Center in North Little Rock, Dr. John King and staff at Retina Associates in Little Rock, Saline Hospice Center in Bryant and American Kidney Association.  We love you all – Dorothy, Allison and Andrea.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roger Cox Memorial Fund.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Jeff Belcher Posted June 18, 2019 6:01 PM

    So so sorry rest easy cousin

  • Steve & Leslie Plesnar Posted June 18, 2019 9:43 PM

    Love and prayers to all of the Cox Family

  • Jacks and Cassie Tenney & Family Posted June 18, 2019 9:55 PM

    I have so many great memories with Bro. Cox. He will be greatly miss by so many. Praying for y’all during this time. Love you guys.

  • Sheila Rigg. Posted June 19, 2019 1:01 AM

    My sincere condolences to Dorothy, Allison, and Andrea.

  • keith smith Posted June 19, 2019 6:04 AM

    our sincere condolences from keith and kathy smith and family in clinton,il

  • Cierra (Plesnar) Fitzgerald Posted June 19, 2019 6:08 AM

    Sending all of my love and prayers to you during this time.

  • Debbie Feathers Posted June 19, 2019 8:16 AM

    Prayers to Dorothy and his daughters, I know what you’s are going through but the Lord is with you and give you comfort like He did me. My heart goes out to you all. He was a godly man and had such a wonderful heart for family and friends. Love and prayers to you all.

  • Lisa Stuart Posted June 19, 2019 8:26 AM

    Sending prayers to your family. Love you Big Andrea.

  • Mark and Sherry Lounsberry Posted June 19, 2019 10:44 AM

    Dorothy and family, we are just so very grateful for the memories we have all the way back to Fellowship and Averyville. Our love and prayers are with you and your sweet family.

  • Kaiser Ater Posted June 19, 2019 11:37 AM

    This is very saddening to me to hear this due to him being so young and the effects it will have in his family. I have always been very appreciative of this man because he pulled me into his office one day and he saved me in the name of the lord. I wish he would have been around longer because I would have been more than happy to have him baptize me. Condolences and prayers go out to the remaining family!

  • Neal and Shirley Beverly Posted June 21, 2019 5:42 PM

    Our sincere condolences to Dorothy and family. Prayers for all of you..

  • Michelle ‘Lockwood’ Carty Posted June 21, 2019 8:23 PM

    So very sorry for your loss! Thankful for salvation and knowing we’ll get to see Roger again. Prayers for you and the rest of the family.

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