John Cox

John Cox

Wednesday, January 12th, 1927 Saturday, February 13th, 2021

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Obituary for John F. Cox Sr.

John F. Cox, Sr., was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the age of 94. He passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Portsmouth, OH to Elmer and Ethel (Edwards) Cox and was a proud resident of Willoughby for 72 years.

John was a World War II United States Army Air Corps veteran.

After 38 years as a manufacturing engineer, he retired in 1987 as a section supervisor in the Valve Division of the former TRW Corporation.

Preceding him in death were his parents, older brother, Elmer Cox and sister, Catherine Walden, twin sister, Martha Jane Cox and his beloved son, Daniel.

He leaves behind his loving wife and sweetheart of 77 years, Margaret “Peach” (Burks) Cox; loving children, John (Mary) Cox, Jr., Timothy, Nancy (Scott) Brady and Susie Taylor; also, his four special grandchildren; five great-grandkids and his sister-in-law, Maryann Cox.

He was grateful for his nieces and nephews, many friends, caring neighbors and his “up-the-street” gang.

John will always be remembered as he lived his life – with kindness, caring, gentleness and love. Our true family hero will be carried in our hearts with gratitude for his love.

There are no calling hours or services planned at this time. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

The family is grateful to the Lakeshore Home Care Team of Hospice of the Western Reserve. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve, Inc., PO Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192-0002 or online at

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Jeannie Fleming-Gifford

Much love from our family to all of you. When I think of Jack, I think of kindness, his beautiful smile, his love for Peach. I am so grateful to have gotten to know him and listen to his stories as he and Peach would often tell together, taking turns to fill in the details. I loved baking chocolate chip cookies that I knew he would enjoy, especially those that may be eaten together with the family during one of the many sporting events he would enjoy watching. I also loved Jack's love for music. Jack so loved his family and especially Peach. I am so sad that he has passed, but so grateful for the memories I have of this very special man. Big hugs and so much love to you all.
Comment | Posted at 06:55pm via Condolence

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John F. Cox, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Air Corps Veteran, John F. Cox, Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Comment | Posted at 08:58am via Condolence

Carl De Aloe

Always in our hearts and minds, John was a very special man who left a loving wife and family to carry on his special loving ways. I know our Divine Father has made a special place for him in Heaven where we will all reunite again in the future.
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