Spencer A. Cox, 33, of Lorain passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan while visiting relatives and friends in the Detroit area.
Mr. Cox was born on July 15, 1989 in Cleveland to the late Charles Cox, Jr. and Victoria E. Kempton of Lorain, who survives. He moved back to Ohio two years ago and reestablished friendships with both family and friends.
He was a chef at The Shipyards and Broadway Mary’s in Lorain where he relished in creating new and inventive tasty dishes. The creative part of being a chef was such a passion of his. In 2019 he made it to the second round of A food network pilot (that never aired).
Mr. Cox was a social person, he created meaningful relationships with so many people from different walks of life - He had a great sense of humor, with a sharp wit. His most endearing quality is that he believed in people and was willing to give anyone a chance …. Sometimes a few.
He became a father at a young age, but that did not stop him from always being a good provider and great dad. At any given time, you could hear him talking about ‘his amazing, gifted kids”.
Spencer is survived by a daughter Ava Marie Cox, sons Tyler Welsing, Jordan Joseph Welsing, Kainoa Kaleikilo all of Michigan, his mother, and a sister Sarah Kempton of Lorain. Also grieving his loss is his aunts and uncle Rebecca Kempton of Cleveland, Rachel Kempton (Tony Dolin) of Lorain, Paternal Grandfather Julio Reyes of Detroit, Michigan, Cousins Justin Reyes (Savannah) of Elyria, their children Alexavier, Mya and Avery Reyes, Amanda Grace Reyes of Lorain, her children Andrew Reyes and Tony Munez, Megan Rodriguez and his former wife Christina Welsing of Detroit, Michigan.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his infant son, Cameron Cox, maternal grandparents Hurley and Virginia Kempton Jr., and paternal grandmother Betty Jean Reyes.
Friends may call on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm followed by a Celebration of Life in the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain. The Rev. Alex Barton, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer will officiate.