Nov. 20, 1954 – Oct. 13, 2019

Funeral service for David Cox will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, with the Rev. John Karle officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Lawn Cemetery in Natchitoches. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. until service time at Christ the King Lutheran Church, located at 305 Royal St. Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Steve Couvillion, Steven Morrison, Craig Burkhalter, Alton Burkhalter, Stephen Burkhalter and Ethan Burkhalter.

Louis David Cox, 64 and a resident of Natchitoches, passed away Oct. 13, 2019, after a courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He was born Nov. 20, 1954, to Louis W. Cox and Mary Catherine Saucier Cox in Natchitoches. He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law Alton Burkhalter.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Amy Burkhalter Cox; daughters, Ginger Couvillion and husband Steve of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Holly Morrison and husband Steven of Natchitoches; a sister, Linda Kay Cox of Shreveport; and mother-in-law, Joyce Burkhalter of Natchitoches. He was blessed with six grandchildren: Gwennie Couvillion, Bella Couvillion, Rosie Couvillion, Abbie Couvillion, Kimberly Anslem and Christopher Morrison.

David attended and graduated from Riverdale Academy, where he excelled at basketball.  He worked at the Paper Mill in Campti and had over 40 years of service.  He truly loved and respected all of his co-workers at the Mill. Deeply rooted in his faith, he enjoyed attending and was a long-time member of Christ the King Lutheran Church. An avid LSU fan, he enjoyed watching every sport.  David had an adventurous spirit and once went ice fishing in Minnesota for five days.  Over the course of the trip, he was the only one that caught a fish. His grandchildren were his heart, he loved all of them equally and they brought him so much joy. He will be dearly missed but always remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.