Ted attended Midwest City High School and graduated in 1973. He was the first-round draft pick by the Boston Red Sox in 1973. He also played with the Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays. Ted’s record setting Major League debut of six hits in his first six at bats is still standing after 43 years.
Ted is survived by his wife of 46 years, Debbie Cox; mother, Ernestine Cox; children, Joey Cox and wife Samantha, Billy Cox and wife Katie and grandsons, Carter and Cole; sister, Luana Albright and husband George and children Staci and Clay; foster son, Milen Darby and wife Gina and children M.J., Makye, Malachi, Giana and Tyrell; and his half sister, Sydney Gard and family.
He will be remembered in a Memorial Service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel, Midwest City, OK. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oklahoma Youth Literacy Program (www.okylpokc.org) and the International Myeloma Foundation (www.myeloma.org 1-818-487-7455). Please leave comments and condolences on the guest book of Barnes Friederich Funeral Home (bffuneralhome.com).