Robert Cox, 97, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, October 25, 2011.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2011 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Steve Chappell, pastor, Saint Paul United Methodist Church officiating. Private burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Colonel Cox was born on September 23, 1914 in Roff, Okla. to George and Malinda Cox. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and earned his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Oklahoma. He married Julia Bridger on October 23, 1948 in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Col. Cox served his country in World War II piloting bombers. He was shot down over Belgium in 1944 and was released from POW encampment at the end of the war. He later was associated with an outdoor advertising firm. He was a member the Phi Kappa PSI fraternity. He was a longtime member of the Men’s Golf Association at Amarillo Country Club and a member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Julia Cox, of Amarillo; sons, Robert Lewis Cox, Jr. and wife Gay of Edmond, Okla. and G. Bridger Cox and wife Janice of Ardmore, Okla.; daughters, Julia M. Fletcher and husband David of Austin, TX and Susan C. Lokey and husband Dan of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren, Adam R. Cox and wife Melanie and Christopher L. Cox and wife Kerry, all of Houston, TX, Tatum E. Hankins of Corpus Christi, TX, Julia L. Hankins of Austin, TX, J. Bridger Cox, M.D. of Gainesville, FL, Courtney Davidson and husband Guy of Savannah, GA, D. Yeatts Lokey, Jr. of Amarillo and Bonnie M. Lokey of Norman, Okla., Taylor Henschel and Sam Henschel, both of Edmond, Okla.; and one great-grandchild, Cora Cox of Houston.
The family suggests memorial donations be to BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105.