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Phillip Michael Cox

June 19, 2018

Minister Phillip Michael Cox, 64, of Kokomo, transitioned from labor to reward on the afternoon of June 19, 2018. 

Phillip was an Associate Member at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church. He was Indiana's Mr. Basketball 1972 and was part of the Connersville High School State Basketball Championship Team in 1972. As Mr. Basketball he was a member of the Indiana All-Stars team in 1972. Phillip was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. He received his Bachelor of Science from Indiana University and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He had been an assistant track, football and basketball coach at Kokomo High School and 8th grade basketball coach at Connersville Middle School. Phillip was employed with Kokomo - Center Schools for 35 years.

He leaves to cherish his memory, loving wife, Darlene Cox; mother, Alberta Cox of Connersville; son, Chris (Michelle) Smithson of Long Beach, California; daughters, Jamilah Ari Sinkler of Charlotte, North Carolina and Sherron Meriwether of Kokomo; sisters, Daulphine (Paul) Day of Connersville, and Angela Cox of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends.

The first visitation is from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018, at the Kokomo High School Memorial Gymnasium, 5 E Superior Street, Kokomo, Indiana 46901. A second visitation is from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Homegoing Celebration commencing at 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 1599 E Sycamore Street, Kokomo, Indiana 46901. Rev. Lionel McNeil will be the Eulogist. Interment will follow at Crown Point Cemetery.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home where friends may visit online at

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