Funeral Services Planned for BYU Student


    By Marette McKnight

    BYU student Adam Cox, who died Sunday after he was hit by a car while riding his scooter Saturday morning, will be laid to rest on Wednesday, March 21, 2007.

    Cox, 24, was riding to work at the BYU dispatch center when he was hit by an SUV on University Parkway near 500 East.

    Lt. John Geyerman of the Provo Police Department said that Cox was traveling westbound on University Parkway in the outside lane when an eastbound SUV turned into him, hitting Cox with the right front tire.

    Cox suffered severe head trauma and was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in critical condition and died on Sunday. Cox reportedly had been wearing appropriate headgear.

    Cox worked for the university dispatch center for about two years, said Mike Harroun, captain of University Police.

    “He was a very nice young man, very dependable and very sharp,” said Harroun. “He was one of a unique group of individuals that had great potential … Anyone would be proud to have him work for them.”

    Cox had met his wife, Melissa Bearden Cox, while working at the dispatch center Harroun said. They were married May 2, 2006. The couple served as Primary teachers in their Pleasant View 9th Ward.

    Adam Cox was a senior from Sutton, Mass., majoring in French. He served a mission to France.

    He was a licensed HAM radio operator, an active member of the Timpanogos Emergency Response Team and had recently completed testing in preparation to enter the Fire Academy.

    He is survived by his parents, Fred and Nanci Cox, of Sutton, Mass.; four brothers, Jonathan of Provo, Matthew, Patrick and Daniel all of Sutton Mass.; and grandparents Frederick and Marjorie Cox of Medford, Mass.

    Service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Pleasant View 9th LDS Ward, 2445 N. 650 East, Provo. Friends may call Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at Walker Family Mortuary, 85 E. 300 South, Provo, and 12:45-1:45 p.m. at the church before the service.

    Donations can be made to a fund for Melissa Cox at Utah Community Credit Union.

    BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said the campus flag would be lowered to half staff on the day of the funeral in honor of Cox.

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