robert cox

September 21, 1942 ~ July 12, 2015

Cox, Robert Ross “Bob”
Robert Ross Cox passed away peacefully on July 12, 2015 at home in Woodstock, GA surrounded by family.

Born September 21, 1942 in Hope, Arkansas, Bob lived his life to the fullest. He was a righteous man who loved the Lord first. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Bonita and his children and grandchildren: Allison, Dan, Lauren, Marilyn, Ryan and John Flynn; John Cox; Kimberly and Sherman Fullington, Ashley Beroth, Whitney Misja and Courtney Denham; eight great-grand children and brothers Van and David Cox. Son Mark David and parents Jennings and Jestine Cox preceeded him in death.

Bob retired from Bridgestone/Firestone after 30 years of dedicated service. Auditing was his passion in business. Bob served his country with distinction in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Sproston, including two tours in Viet Nam.

Blessed with wisdom, quick wit, and a keen perception for people and the world around him, Bob always wanted to know more and dig deeper. He enjoyed reading, especially The Bible, Christian-based books and anything about nature. The mountains were his respite from a too-busy world, as reflected in much of his poetry and photography. Retirement allowed him to relax and explore as he taught Bible studies and prepared devotions to share with those in assisted living. His journals and books are filled with depth of love for God, nature, missions and especially his family. Bob’s simple acts of kindness and faith have touched, encouraged and strengthened many.

Our thanks to the many medical professionals who crossed Bob’s path, and especially his favorite caregiver, Tracy, who understood him when most of the world could not.

A Memorial service will be conducted by Dr. Jim Hughes and Dr. Vin Walkup August 15th at 1:00 pm, at Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1250 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood, TN 37027. The family will receive friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made to the mission closest to your heart or Forest Hills UMC Missions.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Betty Cox Mozingo says:

    Robert was such a sociable person who had many friends, and was so well liked. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. God Bless you all.

  2. maureen folz says:

    Bob was a friend for over 30 years. We first met in Iowa. He sat and listened to me at a very bad time in my life and gave me advice that helped me through. I will miss him very much but know that he is at peace with the lord.

  3. Andrea Nelson says:

    What a special man! Bob was a good friend, who prayed with and for us,
    inspired us to grow in our faith, and challenged us to share the Word of God. He was a humble and obedient servant, and we know that there is a celebration going on in heaven to welcome him “home.’

  4. Mary & Bubba Logan says:

    Bonita, Bubba and I want you and your family to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Bob was as wonderful God loving person.

  5. Joe Don Parris says:

    One thing not mentioned in the obituary is the fact that Bob was a great high school athlete, particularly football and baseball. Bob and I really enjoyed our cousin time together growing up in Hope, AR. I loved him very much.

  6. Myrle Cox Swope says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during your sorrow! Bobby was a special cousin, loved him dearly! Knowing he is whole again and with our heavenly father and loved ones, and knowing we will all spending eternity together eases the pain and feelings of loss! Love you all!

  7. Tracy and Robert Stone says:

    Our thoughts and prayers continue for the family in this difficult time

  8. Tracy and Robert Stone says:

    Our thoughts and prayers continue for the family in this difficult time

  9. Sharon Adams says:

    Bonita and family are in my prayers and thoughts.Bob was a great guy who truelly loved the Lord, his family, and many friends he made during his life on earth. I’m glad he is at peace with the Lord. He will be missed dearly.

  10. Al Hamilton says:

    My prayers to the Cox family. Bob was a friend and mentor that sincerely cared for people. I learned so much from him about business and life. God bless you

  11. Anthony Thomas says:

    Bonita, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. Remember that there is no pain on earth that Heaven can’t heal. Bob hired me in 1994 and taught me valueable leassons about business and life. He will be missed but not forgotten.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle