Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — SWANTON, Ohio — Robert Louis Cox, 92, of Swanton, Ohio, formerly of Toledo, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at the Swanton Health Care Center. He was born on Jan. 20, 1921 to Edward Carter and Ila Eva (Pray) Cox in Williamsburg, Mich. He married Theo Yovonne Hanna on Aug. 28, 1942.
Bob was a 1937 graduate of Williamsburg High School and later attended Ferris State in Big Rapids, Mich. and the United Aircraft School in Wichita, Kan. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps enlisting on Sept. 29, 1942 and serving through Jan. of 1946 as Sgt. Major of the 8th Fighter Group in the Phillipines. He lived in Williamsburg until 1957 as a cherry farmer before moving to Toledo, Ohio to work for Acme Quality Paint. In 1965 Bob opened his own business, Color Haven and continued to work there with family for over 38 years until retirement. Bob was a World War II veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 0373, Delta, Ohio.
Bob is survived by his loving children, Robert Thomas Cox, Delecia (William) Gray, Edward L. (Vickie) Cox and Cynthia A. Harrison; eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; step sisters, Leah (Harlan) Richie and Beth (Jerry) Ness. He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, step father, Dale Roy Stilson and step mother, Ilah (Beckwith) Cox.
Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m., on Friday, May 17, 2013 in the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland, Ohio (419-865-8879) where funeral services will be held following the visitation at 3 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in the Circle Hill Cemetery in Williamsburg. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 7715 W. Bancroft, Toledo, Ohio, 43617 or Gentiva Odyssey Hospice, 1745 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, Ohio, 43537. Condolences may be made to the family at www.nevillefuneralhome.com