Cody Exon, aged 42, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Salt Lake City on April 17, 2023 due to the effects of Type I Diabetes.
He was born in Salt Lake City on February 28, 1981 to Johnny and Kelly Nelson Exon. He was the first of five boys. His family
moved from West Jordan to Farmington when he was three years old. As he grew he quickly learned that the small town life was very agreeable to his personality. With foothills to the east and Farmington Bay to the west he found Farmington to be the perfect sized town to find plenty of fun on a warm summer day.
His earliest memories are playing sports with his cousins and brothers. Whenever they got together it was game time. Pick a ball, any ball. It didn't matter whether it was a football, basketball, baseball or soccer they always had fun.
He started playing organized sports as soon as he reached the required age and continued as long as he could. When he turned 14 diabetes entered his life and became his toughest opponent. After a few years diabetes began to win out. He quietly and privately battled the effects of brittle diabetes.
Cody attended Reading Elementary, Boulton Elementary, Farmington Junior, Viewmont High School and Salt Lake Community College. He was a certified EMT and worked briefly in that field.
He made many friends wherever he was and if you couldn't find him at a ball game then you could find him at a lake fishing. As a young boy, Cody became a Detroit Lions fan. He stuck with that team his entire life even though the only notable success they had in his lifetime was in 2008 when they went 4-0 in the preseason. Cody proudly wore a t-shirt proclaiming the Lions as the 2008 Preseason Champions.
Cody spent the last 11 years working at the University of Utah in their IT Department as a Systems Administrator. The people there have been very good with Cody and very patient with his health struggles. He was one of the few University of Utah employees bold enough to wear BYU attire to work and probably the only one who could get away with capitilizing the letter "Y" in bold, blue font in his emails.
Cody has three nieces and three nephews and loved each one more that words can express. He loved spending time with them, watching each of them grow and put a lot of thought and effort into each gift he gave them. He will be remembered by them as "the best gift giver".
Cody is survived by his parents; brothers Brady (Ashley), Davis (Kayla), Alex (Sarah) and Kendall; Nieces Tyann, Emma and Rylee; Nephews Easton, Ryler and Cooper.
He is preceded in death by each of his grandparents; Uncles Dave Nelson, Denny Exon, Orlin Exon; Aunt Karen Fletcher; Cousins Amber Riley, McKay Nelson, Greg Gore, Tondra Kepner.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 22 at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 1941 North Main street in Farmington, Utah at 11:00 am with a visitation the same day from 9:30 - 10:45.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Brothers Mortuary Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.