Donny A. Cox

May 21, 1958 ~ January 27, 2018 (age 59)

Donny A. Cox, 59, passed away on Saturday, January 27th.  Donny was born on May 21, 1958 in El Paso, TX to the late Wesley Raymond Baker II and Karen D (Peffley) Bergeron.

Donny lived in South Bend for two years, recently moving to the area from Wyoming. He was self-employed as a mechanic and was a proud father of four and grandfather to many. 

Left to cherish Donny’s memories are his children: Angela Smith, Justin Cox of Elkhart, Jenni (Shannon) Brewer of Goshen and Chance Vermeiren of Montrose, Colorado. Donny is also survived by four brothers: Theodore Cox of  Wisconsin, James Cox of Goshen, Steve Shannon of Elkhart and Scott Palmer of Elkhart; sister Lisa Bordagary of Wisconsin; aunts Cathy Ellsworth of Elkhart, Stephanie Baker of Oklahoma City, OK and Michelle Hartman-Torres of Elkhart; uncle Shane Wiswell of Elkhart, as well as a host of grandchildren, cousins and friends. Donny was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service to celebrate Donny’s life is scheduled for Saturday, February 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the South Bend Center for the Homeless, 813 S Michigan Street, South Bend. Palmer Funeral Homes – West Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left for Donny’s family at

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