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Nathan Jesse Cox

June 22, 1979 — November 6, 2022

Nathan Jesse Cox of Omaha, NE, passed away in the evening of Sunday, November 6, 2022 after a very brief illness. He was 43 years old. Born June 22, 1979 in Lincoln, NE, he lived the first five years of his life in southwest Lincoln. His family then moved to Omaha, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a devoted son, brother, and uncle.

He received his education in the Westside School District, attending Hillside Elementary, Westside Middle School, and graduating from Westside High School in 1997. He was involved in band, at all levels. He studied at Metropolitan Community College, where he received his Associates in Applied Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology in 2008 He had high hopes of eventually having a career in Engineering. However, health issues plagued him for most of his life, making career possibilities very difficult.

Nathan was very involved in Boy Scouts of America, going through the program, from Cub Scouts to and through Boy Scouts. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout (the highest achievement in scouting) in June of 1997. He enjoyed camping. Many summers were spent climbing, caving, camping, and learning of the outdoors at scout camps in the plains and mountain states. He also worked as an archery instructor for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at Camp Wakonda and Camp Eagle in the MidAmerica Council.

He was always inquisitive and strived to learn new things every day. His scope of interest was quite broad. He was an avid gamer, and enjoyed time with friends and family. A cyclist, Nathan rode BRAN (Bike Ride Across Nebraska) twice with his father and friends. He was a member of Rockbrook United Methodist Church where he ushered and helped run the soundboard for services.

Nathan was a very kind and caring man. He will truly be missed.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Virginia (Cronin) Moomey, William J.G. Cox, and Barbara Ann (Sawyer) Cox; great grandfather, Jesse Henderson Sawyer, Sr.; uncle, William Gene Cox. He is survived by parents, John and Diane Cox; brothers, Aaron (Amanda Noble) and Brian (Katie (Langner)); niece, Charlotte “Charlie” Cox Martin; extended family and friends.

Visitation Friday 5:00-7:30PM at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries 72nd Street Chapel.

Memorial Service Saturday, Nov. 12th at 11:00AM at Rockbrook United Methodist Church, 9855 W Center Rd, Omaha.

Memorials to be determined by the family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, November 11, 2022

5:00 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - 72nd Street Chapel

1010 North 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68114

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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Rockbrook United Methodist Church

9855 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124

Fellowship to follow the Service. Private burial at Forest Lawn at a later date.

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