Noah Cox, 1998-2017


COOLVILLE, Ohio — Noah Robert Cox, 18, of Coolville, died during a tractor accident May 31 in New Plymouth, Ohio.

He was born June 20, 1998, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the son of Jeffrey and Stephanie Largent Cox.

Noah was a 2016 graduate of Federal Hocking High School and was a member of the Hoof N Hide 4-H Club and the Federal Hocking FFA.

He earned the American FFA Degree, which he would have received in November. He had a love for family, friends, animals, motorcycles and trucks.

Cattle showman

This, along with his passion for animals, helped guide him to be a decorated cattle showman. He was a fellow BEST participant and friend of the show cattle industry. He was loved by many and his passion for the cattle industry will be remembered for years to come.

Last year, he won grand champion market beef at the Athens County Jr. Fair. He purchased his feed from Route 7 Feed & Supply.

In addition to his parents, Noah is survived by his grandparents, Earl and Dorothy Cox, of Coolville, and John and Connie Largent, of New Plymouth; uncles and aunts, Stephen Largent of New Plymouth, and Diana and Michael Westfall, of Coolville.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Dorothy Largent, Keith and Madeline Staneart, Dorothy Bridges and Gertrude Tracy.

Funeral services were held June 4, at Federal Hocking High School in Stewart, Ohio, with Calvin Jarvis officiating. Burial was at Vanderhoof Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville.

Scholarship fund

A scholarship fund has been set up through the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation in Noah’s memory.

The scholarship opportunity will be made available to Ohio cattle industry youth. To donate visit

Include Noah Cox in the memory line. To donate by check, make payable to: Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation, 10600 U.S. Highway 42, Marysville, OH 43040.


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Katy Mumaw is a graduate of Ohio State University where she studied agricultural communications and Oklahoma State University earning her master's in agricultural leadership. The former Farm and Dairy reporter enjoys family time and sharing the stories of agriculture.



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