Christopher Cameron Cox, 57, of New London, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019, at his home.

Christopher Cameron Cox, 57, of New London, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019, at his home.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Hannibal. Father Mike Quinn will officiate. Burial will be at the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Hannibal.

Friends and family are invited to Christopher’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home. A rosary service will be at 3:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Christopher was born Jan. 16, 1962, in St. Louis to Cameron and Pauline Peitzman Cox.

He was married to Angela “Angel” Marie Varga on Sept. 6, 2008, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Hannibal. She survives.

Other survivors include Christopher’s parents, Cameron and Pauline Cox of St. Peters; one son, Aaron Peters, of Quincy, Ill.; one brother, Curtis Cox of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one sister, Paula Yorg (John) of Bridgeton. Other survivors include three nieces, Holly Yorg, Mindy Yorg and Anne Yorg; and one nephew, Kyle Yorg.

Christopher was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Margaret Varga.

Professionally, Christopher has been with the Missouri Department of Conservation for over 30 years. Since 1996, Christopher had been an agent with the Missouri Department of Conservation, most recently serving as the Game Warden for Ralls County. Christopher served the Department of Conservation with distinction, earning the Missouri State Water Patrol Citizen Service Citation in 2004, the National Wildlife Turkey Federation’s Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award in 2001 and the Missouri Department of Conservation Protection Division Outstanding Conservation Agent Award in 2015.

Away from work Christopher simply loved to be outdoors. Christopher loved to fish and was known to be “The World's Best Fish Fryer.” Favorite fishing adventures were usually at Mark Twain Lake, Bennett Springs or Gulf Shores, Ala. Hunting deer, turkey, rabbit and a variety of other game were times that Christopher always enjoyed. Running, canoeing and kayaking were also activities that Christopher took pleasure in. An avid reader, Christopher enjoyed war histories and anything about animals. With the TV on often, fishing shows and sports of all kinds ranging from college basketball to Chicago Bears Football were usually what was being watched.

Family gatherings, fishing and being at home with family are some of what Christopher cherished most. A patient and generous man, Christopher was always kind and respectful. A lovable husband, dad, son and brother, Christopher will be missed by all those that knew and loved him.

Christopher was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Hannibal Knights of Columbus Council No. 907.   

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or to the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation for Youth Events.

Pallbearers will be Matt Markley, Kevin Lockard, Rudd Binsbacher, Jason Vaughn, Don Clever and Chris Grote.

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