David Cox, 57, assistant director for industrial programs at Louisiana State University's Fire & Emergency Training Institute, died January 23 at a Baton Rouge, LA, hospital after a brief illness.
Cox served as official liaison between FETI and Industrial Fire World in planning the March 27-31 conference and exposition in Baton Rouge. It's success will be due in no small part to his efforts.
Cox devoted his life to the fire service in both Texas and Louisiana. Most recently, he had served as the key liaison between FETI and organizers of the 21st annual Industrial Fire World Conference & Exposition to be held March 27-31, 2006, in Baton Rouge.
Born in LaPorte, TX, Cox attended Texas A&M University where he pursued studies to prepare for a career in fire fighting. He later served as fire chief in Deer Park, TX, where he added industrial fire fighting to his resume. This experience would eventually take him to LSU and the FETI industrial program.
A resident of Erwinville, LA, Cox is survived by his wife, Paulette, and a stepdaughter, Kelly Gallagher of Texas. Pallbearers included Troy Austin, Richard Browning, Will Dane, David Flutz, Buddy Robison, and Kris Schmidt. Chaplain Debbie Drash will officiate. An honor guard was provided by the St. George Fire Department.
Memorial donations should be made to the American Cancer Society.