Cox, Robert L.
Robert L. (Bob) Cox, 91, of Blacksburg, Va., died Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. He was born in Blacksburg, Va. on January 14, 1918 to the late James Walter and Ollie Shaver Cox. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alma Lafon Cox.
He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny (June) Cox, of Blacksburg, Paul Cox, of Blacksburg, Curtis Sr. (Ruth) Cox, of Missouri; three daughters and son-in-law, Evelyn Cox, Edith Bradley, both of Roanoke, Brenda (Larry) Belton, of North Carolina; nine grandchildren, Ricky (Donna) Simpkins, of Hardy, Curtis Jr. (Michelle) Cox, of Christiansburg, Robert K. (Rhyanna) Cox, of Wirtz, Luke (Kristy) Belton, of Tennessee, Tim Belton, of North Carolina, Chad (Heather) Cox, of Blacksburg, Stephanie (Steve) Carroll, of Blacksburg, Judith (Chris) McGuire, of Vinton, Lesily Cox, of Missouri; step grandchildren, Clay and Becca Rathburn; 12 great-grandchildren; three greatgreatgrandchildren; two sisters, Mildred “Brownie” Lafon and Virginia Cox, both of Blacksburg; brother, James W. Jr. (Mary) Cox, of Dublin; and special caregiver, Louise Rogers.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Blacksburg First Wesleyan Church with the Rev. John Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday evening, October 30, 2009, at the Blacksburg First Wesleyan Church, Giles Road. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.