Burial will follow at Forest Mill Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the funeral home with a Masonic Service at 7:00 PM.
Mr. Cox passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Medical Center of Manchester.
Mr. Cox was born November 1, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Roy G. Cox Sr. and Marion Hinderliter Cox. He was a U. S. Navy veteran. He was a Firefighter for the City of Dearborn, Michigan. After retiring in 1994, he and his wife of 47 years, Jennie Krug Cox relocated to his Grandfather’s property in Coffee County, Tennessee. Mr. Cox was a loving father who instilled a good work ethic in his children and always taught them to make the right choices. He was a member of the Forest Mill United Methodist Church, the American Legion and a Mason, Lodge #152 in Redford, Michigan. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and belonged to the Harley Owners Group and the Knights of the Road Motorcycle Club. He and his wife enjoyed traveling in their Motor Home and spending the winters in Florida. He was a member of the Family Motor Coach Association. He enjoyed working at home on his family farm and working with his hands. He was well known in the community serving as a caretaker for the Forest Mill Cemetery.
In addition to his loving wife, Jennie Cox of Manchester, he is survived by two sons: Roy Cox III and his wife Gloria of Libertyville, Illinois and Randall Cox and his wife, Darla Jo of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one daughter, Tracy Cox of Royal Oak, Michigan; one sister, Sharron Gregory and her husband, Wayne of Detroit, Michigan; eight grandchildren, Roy Cox IV, Adam Cox, Mitchell Cox, Ava Cox, Samantha Cox, Lorrin Cox, Tanner Cox and Keegan Cox and his beloved dog and companion, Shadow.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Forest Mill United Methodist Church or Forest Mill Cemetery.
COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL is honored to serve the family of Mr. Roy G. Cox Jr.