Robert Eugene Cox, 77, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, following a recent illness.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Virginia Cox; and his siblings, James Cox, Doris Hardee, Ernestine Sellars, Horace Cox and John Hedley Cox.
Before retiring, Robert was director of Radiology at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. He and his beloved wife, Virginia, retired to Chadbourn and became very active in the community. He was a member of Chadbourn United Methodist Church. He also was active in various community organizations, including the Chadbourn Revitalization, Chadbourn Depot Museum, Care and Share Food Bank and Columbus County Literacy Council.
A celebration of life service will be scheduled when safe to do so. Worthington Funeral Home of Chadbourn is serving the family.
Survivors include his daughter, Cathleen Brown, and her husband, Gregory Brown, of Matthews; special friend, Em Nobles of Chadbourn and her family; three nieces, Judy Wooten of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Greta Heye and Stephanie Miller, both of Whiteville and their families; sister-in-law, Delores Cox of Whiteville; and many other beloved nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Chadbourn United Methodist Church, 300 E. Third Ave. in Chadbourn or the Care and Share Food Bank, c/o Living Word Church, 6374 Chadbourn Hwy., Chadbourn, N.C. 28431.