Robert Raymond “Bob” Cox, Sr., 83, resident of Greenwood, husband of Nancy Ivey Cox, died March 6, 2017, at Hospice House.
Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Guy and Gertrude Buchanan Cox of Greenwood. He was a 1951 graduate of Greenwood High School and enlisted in the US Navy He sailed around the world twice as he served his country proudly, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Whenever he traveled, his favorite place was at home, with his family.
After retiring from the Navy, he returned to Greenwood and went to work with the Southern Brick Company in Ninety Six, where he worked for over 20 years. When he retired from Southern Brick, he continued to serve his community by volunteering at the Greater Greenwood United Ministries and the Greenwood Food Bank and Soup Kitchen.
He was a member and former ordained elder of Fraser Presbyterian Church and attended Woodfields Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 59 years are two sons, Robert R. “Bobby”, Jr. and wife Terri Cox of Greenwood and Richard Barry Cox of Vierra, FL; two sisters, Nancy (Mahlon) Bailey of Spartanburg and Rose Ann (Jerry) Tumblin of North Charleston; four grandchildren, Tony (Daniela) Cox of Virginia Beach, VA, Chris (Deb) Cox of Palm Bay, FL, Jacob (Amanda) Cox of Winston-Salem, NC and Sara (Spencer) Christie of Clover, SC; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 Thursday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Deborah Cox and Rev. Ben Hjalmer officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be John Day, Preston Day, Andy Bell, Jacob Cox, Tony Cox and Chris Cox.
The family is at the home of Robert “Bobby” and Terri Cox, 108 Oaklane Drive and will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3:30 Thursday afternoon.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to either Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646, or to Greater Greenwood United Ministries, 1404 Edgefield Street, Greenwood, SC 29646.
For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Cox family.