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John Coxon - Once a Wasp, Always a Wasp

2 weeks ago By Dom Benson

It is with great sadness that Wasps FC mourns the passing of former player and A XV captain, John Coxon.

John was a driving force of the Club in the mid 1960s before moving North to Whitby where he and his wife Rachel lived for the past 40 years as leading figures in the region's sporting and community life. John also played for POMES, the Sunday team based mostly on Osterley and Wasps players including Russell Tulloch, who remembers John as a great character, friend and Wasp. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. May he rest in peace.

Dearly-loved husband of Rachel
Died in hospital on 22nd July 2018
Funeral 1.00 pm Tuesday 31st July at St John the Evangelist Church, Iburndale Lane, Sleights, Whitby YO22 5EL
No flowers
Donations to St Catharine’s Hospice, Scarborough YO12 3RE

Note for Wasps FC
John played for Wasps FC skippering the A XV 1965/66 and 1966/67
For whom he was a forceful No 8 on the pitch and in the bar
An all-round sportsman - he won the only Wasps Cricket single wicket tournament.
After their wedding in November 1977 at Roundhay, the happy couple moved North.
John joined North Yorkshire Law specialising in Litigation and Divorce
They became involved with the local community.
John was Captain, Coach, Chairman and President of Whitby RFC
And Captain then Chairman of Whitby Golf Club.
And Chairman of Sleights Bowling Club.
Rachel supported him in all these activities and was Lady Captain of Whitby GC
And a member of Ganton GC and Sleights BC.
The Coxons were a wonderful couple sharing a number of characteristics –
Only Children – Capricorns - Yorkshire people - Strong wills and views
Extrovert and articulate with a great capacity for friendship - Love of dogs and Sport
John will be sorely-missed and well-remembered by all who knew him - may he rest in peace.

Updated 07:06 - 29 Jul 2018 by Dom Benson

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