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Robert (Bob) H. Cox

January 8, 1926 December 11, 2023
Robert (Bob) H. Cox
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Robert H (Bob) Cox P.E. passed away on December 11, 2023 at his cabin on Lake Talquin, surrounded by family and his loving companion Colleen. He is survived by his children Robert S Cox, at attorney in Tallahassee and Laura Cox, an equestrian in Lakeland Florida who raises Paso Finos. He has 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was a month short of his 98th birthday. His wife of 62 years, Scottie Cox, passed in 2010.

Bob was born in Quincy Florida in 1926 and graduated from Quincy High School where he played quarterback. He enrolled in the University of Florida in 1943 and shortly thereafter enlisted as an aviation cadet in the United State Navy. After the war, Bob returned to the University of Florida where he met a beautiful co-ed from Florida State – Muriel (Scottie) Scott. Bob proposed but Scottie’s Father forbade the marriage until Scottie graduated from college. Bob went to work at Westinghouse in Pennsylvania building the giant transformers for the Grand Coulee Dam and other projects. In 1948, after Scottie’s graduation, they were married in Fort Myers Florida, Scottie’s home. Bob entered the electrical engineering program at Mississippi State, where he graduated with highest honors. After a successful career with Westinghouse, Bob opened Cox Electric Corporation, in Mulberry Florida which employed over 30 people and built electrical projects for Walt Disney World and the phosphate mines in central Florida, among others. Bob mentored dozens of young men many whom credit Bob for their success. In 1985 Bob sold his company and returned full time to his lifelong avocation – sportsman. He was a fishing and hunting purist. Elk, Deer, Geese, Ducks, Quail, and all species of fish, both salt water and fresh water will sleep better tonight. Bob loved working with well-trained sporting dogs. Perhaps his favorite dog was Doc – his champion Boykin Spaniel retriever. Bob lived his life – as he often said, by one simple rule – “Make the world a better place because you passed through”. That he did.

Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL., 850-627-7677.

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