More detail on this person: Cox, Robert G (Bob) Cox, Robert G (Bob) posted November 25th, 2014 Surfside Beach, SC Robert G (Bob) Cox died peacefully in his home at Surfside Beach, SC on November 19, 2014. Services for Mr. Cox will be held at Muir's Chapel United Methodist Church, 314 Muir's Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC at 11:00 am on November 26, 2014. Visitation will be held at 10:00 am in the main sanctuary. Mr. Cox will be interred with full military honors and masonic rites in the Muir's Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Cox was born on July 8, 1929 in Greer, SC. His early years were spent in Kings Mountain, NC. He enlisted in the US Army in 1946 after his high school graduation and served as a Military Police Officer. He later transferred to Small Fixed Wing and Helicopters 19th Transportation Company. After many military honors and at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he retired in 1971. His Army career allowed him to enjoy his favorite pastime of flying; having completed his first solo at Kings Mountain Airport in 1946. Upon his retirement from the Army, Mr. Cox's military career led him into municipal management of several cities in the Carolinas, as the City Manager of Bessemer City, NC, Reidsville, NC, Kingstree, SC, and Tabor City, NC. One of the highlights of Mr. Cox's profession was to be a mentor to interns for the Municipal Manager Degree program from Appalachian State University. Mr. Cox retired from local government employment to enjoy his second passion, golf! He would work part time at local golf courses in Surfside Beach, SC and there he would be found playing with golf with other military retirees. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Franklin (BF) and Mildred Cox of Kings Mountain, his sister, Martha Poteat, his wife, Hetty Howard Cox, and his son Benjamin F. Cox. He is survived by his wife Patricia Boykin Cox of Surfside Beach, SC, daughters, Hetty C. Turkel and Catherine M. Cox, and son Robert G Cox, Jr. (wife Susan) of Greensboro NC, and daughter in -law Kwi Sun Cox of Killeen TX. He is also survived by grandchildren, Hetty Scopel (husband Steven), Liz Honeycutt, Jennifer Cox of Greensboro NC, Daniel Brown (wife Jessica) of Baltimore, MD, Ginny and Benjamin Cox of Killeen, TX and great grandchildren Riley Marie Honeycutt and Hetty Isabella Scopel. Additionally, he is survived by his sister, Sarah C. Shaw of New Jersey and his aunt, Betty C. Cely of Powdersville, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Muir's Chapel United Methodist Church.
Burial information: Muir's Chapel Cemetery, Greensboro, NC
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