Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
Managing Partner and Pre-Need Specialist
Cindy Rowley has been a licensed pastor for over 20 years and has served at Cox Funeral Home for almost 10 years. She and her husband, Marty, have 3 children, Matthew, Michael and wife, Meredith and Theresa. Cindy loves visiting and getting to know our families so that she can ensure their wishes and wants are in place. It is important to her that she be there pastorally for our families when they experience the loss of a loved one. Her mission is to serve with integrity, honesty and to provide the finest in funeral service. She pledges that she and the staff at Cox Funeral Home will care for those we are blessed to serve, will maintain the highest in moral and ethical standards and that every funeral service will be a true "celebration of life."
Managing Funeral Director
Jack Gandy, a graduate of the AC Mortuary Science Program,
is a caring family man and is the Managing Funeral Director at Cox. With years
of experience, Jack leads our team of funeral directors and ensures our
families are tended to with excellence in every respect. His attention to
detail and work ethic help us maintain our goal of high quality in everything
we do. Jack is a member of the Texas Funeral Directors Association.
Emily Simmons has been a licensed funeral director for 19 years and has been actively working in the funeral industry for 12 years. She also spent many years as a Respiratory Therapist. She is a graduate of the AC Mortuary Science Program. Emily and her husband, Ed, have 3 daughters, Alison, Mahala and Molly. She also has a granddaughter, Haven. She is a long time member of Trinity Baptist Church. Emily's kind spirit and healthcare background assists her in serving families from a unique perspective and allows her to minister to them in one of their greatest times of need by providing a meaningful experience and service. Emily is a member of the Texas Funeral Directors Association.
Cody Cox has been in the funeral industry for many years. A graduate of the AC Mortuary Science Program, he also has a bachelors in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arkansas. He and his wife, Michele, have 5 children, Branch, Miles, Grady, Karis and Elizabeth. Cody's philosophy when meeting with families is to simply treat them as if they were his own and to always have the compassion needed to touch each family uniquely. He believes that it is an honor when a family chooses Cox to take care of their loved one and he feels privileged to handle that experience for them. Cody is a member of the Texas Funeral Directors Association.
Kelly Willis has been the Office Administrator for almost 8
years. Kelly supports our staff by her careful attention to detail in each of
her tasks. She supports our families by filing their insurance paperwork and
thereby relieving them of a heavy burden at their time of grief. Kelly is a
wife, mother and grandmother and her grandkids are her heart’s delight!
Ashlynne Robinson has been a part of the Cox Funeral home family for 3 years. She and her husband, Cody, have a 1-year old son, Atlas. She has a calling for hospitality and is the encouraging voice on the phone and the gracious smile during the day. Ashlynne finds that it is her privilege to listen, learn and serve our families in the best way possible by celebrating the life of their loved one.
Video and Print Productions
Kaci Musick-Simmons has been with Cox Funeral Home in Video and Print Productions for 2 years. She and her husband, Breland, have 3 daughters, Peyton, Avrey and Adyson. Kaci is a long time member of The Loft Church. She is passionate in serving families through personalization and finds joy in making one of a kind memorial videos and folders. Kaci is very community involved and devotes herself to be of assistance in any way she can. Kaci is a member of the Amarillo Downtown Lions Club.
Video and Print Productions
Caitlee Matindale has been with Cox Funeral Home in Video and Print Productions for 1 year and has a bachelors in Copy Editing. She is a proud pet Mom to a cat and 3 goldfish. Caitlee takes delight in learning about loved ones from their families and then transforming that knowledge into a truly unique memoralization for our families to cherish forever.
Kassandra Logan has been with Cox Funeral Home for 1 year. She and her husband, Brandon, have 3 children, Blake, Micah and Ian. She serves our families by always lending an ear or shoulder when a family needs it most. Kassandra considers it to be a very special honor for families to share a piece of their life with her. With her gift of hospitality, she oversees our family visitations.
Provisional Funeral Director
Kelly Beckworth had a 40 year career in insurance, moving to Amarillo after retirement. He joined the Cox family 5 years ago and became a member of our Funeral Service team. With Kelly's professional background and his care for serving our families with excellence, he has answered the call to become a funeral director. Kelly is currently in the AC Mortuary Science Program and is a provisional director with Cox as he works toward receiving his funeral license. Kelly is married to Maurine and has two sons, Adam and Michael.
Steve Davis retired from
the Amarillo Police Department after 37 years of service. He joined the Cox
Funeral Home family in 2016 as a member of the funeral service team. Steve’s
background in Law Enforcement assists him in serving our families with compassion, understanding and excellence. Steve and his wife,
Tina, have 2 children, Eric and Lacy as well as 4 grandchildren. Steve is a long-time
member of Hillside Christian Church.
Sometimes friends offer the most interesting opportunities to lend a hand. Scott Verner, an Amarillo chiropractor and member of the Downtown Lions Club (since 2000), was enlisted by a Cox funeral director (fellow Lions club member) to assist with a funeral. Thinking it was a unique adventure, he said yes. Grateful to comfort others, Scott felt at ease, helping those in their time of great need.
Scott and his wife Jodi both grew up in Amarillo. They met in choir while attending Amarillo College and both remain active in the Celebration Singers choir at Saint Stephen United Methodist church.
Scott’s favorite reward has been the cherished friendships he has gained as he continues to serve alongside the Cox family.
Johnnie, originally from Quitaque, Texas has been serving as
a Funeral Assistant with Cox Funeral Home since 2016. He is a Vietnam veteran
and is a retired Marine. After the Marine Corps he has spent 25 years teaching
Marine Corp Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. He also taught five years
at Catholic High School for Boys in Little Rock Arkansas, and twenty years at
Caprock High School in Amarillo Texas. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.
He proudly serves with The Volleys for Veterans, and is a core group discussion
leader in Community Bible Study. Johnnie and his wife Nelda have two children,
Terri of Amarillo, and son Phillip of Little Rock and one granddaughter, Ainsley.
He is a long-time member of Trinity Baptist Church.
John Love has served in Pastoral Ministries for most of his
adult life. He joined the Cox Funeral team in 2018 and serves our families with
great compassion and excellent care. John is married to Kathy; together, they
have 2 daughters and one son and many precious grandchildren.