- November 20, 1958 - March 30, 2015
- Sturgis, Michigan
of Robert's Passing
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“Gail and family, so sorry to hear about Bob. I remember discussions at HealthTRAC about his health well before I quit over there in 2010. I want to...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Cathy A. Taylor - Three Rivers, MI
“I'm sorry Bob was taken from us so early and so quickly. we will keep him and the Cox family in our prayers. So many memories of camping; Oysters on...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: John & Toni Lesniak - Sturgis, MI
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3 of 21 | Posted by: Terry & Nancy Stears - MI
“knew,liked,& respected Bob.He will be missed by his millwright family.MY condolences to Gail & family. Brian Ford
4 of 21 | Posted by: Brian Ford - ROANN, IN - friend
“So sorry to hear about Bob, He was a good Millwright,coworker,and friend. RIP
5 of 21 | Posted by: Steven Hipsher - South Bend, IN
I am real sorry about the passing of Bob. In my brief contact with him at the HealthTrac events he was fun to be with and very helpful. I will...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Jan Gave
“Bob was a top notch guy, help you in anyway possible, although it may come with a little verbal harassment but always ready to help. Bob remained a...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Keith - New Carlisle, IN
“The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy.
8 of 21 | Posted by: Hackman Family Funeral Homes - MI
“Gail, Ashlyn, and Ben, Our prayers are with you at this time. Know that we care. Mrs. Groebe
9 of 21 | Posted by: Jean and Bill Groebe - Sturgis, MI
“Our hearts go out to Gail, Ashley and family. Bob's love will continue to grow through the wonderful memories he has left with everyone. He will be...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Randy and Peggy Musolff - Sturgis, MI
“Shannon and I would like to send our condolences to Gail and Ashlyn as well as the rest of Bobs family, No words can take away the pain and sorrow, ...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Allan Armstrong - Sturgis, MI
“Bob was the first General Foreman that I worked for when I came back into the millwrights and I also worked with him out at I/N Tek & Kote. Bob was...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Kevin Kaiser - Granger, IN
“I love the picture that was picked out for this site. It is so how I remember him looking at me. His same sweet smile he had for me when we were...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Debbie Anderegg - Dearborn Hts., MI
“I worked with Bobby at Industrial Installations and always enjoyed his kidding. He always called me the old man and was always there to lend a hand...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Jay E. Mead - Mishawaka, IN
“I will miss Bobby. He always called me the old man and would help me out when I worked at Industrial Installations with him. You and your family are...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Jay Mead - Mishawaka, IN
“Bob was a good man, and a great mentor to me when I was a young apprentice 20 years ago. I always looked forward to hearing from him and will miss...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Shane Harris
“We are so sorry for your loss and pray for you to be comforted in this time
17 of 21 | Posted by: Pastor Cal and Lynda - Sturgis, MI
“So sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was a great guy and we could always count on him for a smile. He will be missed. Hugs to all of you and...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Rob & Shelly Render - Sturgis, MI
“Gail & Family,
Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Leslie Wilson - Lagrange, IN
“Dear Gail and Ashlyn,
We are so sorry for your loss. We have all lost a great friend and instigator of many good times.
Karen and Al
20 of 21 | Posted by: Al and Karen Stimson - Sturgis, MI
“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He fought to the very end though and he is in a better place now. Prayers are with Gail, Ashlyn and the family...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Lori Kime - Howe, IN
Robert Evans Cox Jr., age 56, of Sturgis, MI passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 at the South Bend Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 20, 1958 in Jackson, MI a son to Robert E. and Dottie (McDonald) Cox Sr.
Bob had been a resident of Sturgis for the past 26 years and had resided in Coldwater, Jackson, and the Hillsdale area previously.
On April 10, 1992 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis, MI he married Gail Simmons.
He was a Journeyman Millwright by trade and had enjoyed his time working for Industrial Insulation Inc. and I.C.M. Bob retired in Dec. 2013 and started Robert Cox Consulting Inc.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served as a Deacon. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting for mushrooms and arrowheads, camping, golf, kayaking, and biking to name a few. He was also very interested in antiques and was very handy.
Surviving are his wife: Gail; children: Matthew (Renee) Cox of Anchorage, Alaska, Ben Stock of Muskegon, MI, Mike (Rebekah) Cox of Henderson, TN, William Stock of Three Rivers, MI, Jessica (Adam) Cuellar of Union City, MI, and Ashlyn Cox of Sturgis, MI; grandchildren: Joe and Clara Stock, Ellie Cuellar, Janella and Chante Cox, and a grandchild to be expected in July; 2 brothers: Randy Cox of Holyoke, Mass. And Ryan (Kelly) Cox of Stamford, Ct. 1 sister: Renee (Greg) Fitzgerald of Derry, Hew Hampshire; Parents: Robert and Dottie Cox of Brookfield, Mass.; Paternal grandmother: Dorothy Cox of Battle Creek, MI; 6 nieces, 2 nephews, 3 great-nieces, and 1 great-nephew.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Olaf and Helen Westerguard and paternal grandfather: Willie Cox.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Friday, at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.
A Memorial service celebrating the life of Robert E. Cox Jr. will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis with the Rev. Russell Peterson, offficating.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Brain Foundation.org or the American Society of Hypertension, envelopes are available at the funeral home.
His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family..