Friday, July 17, 2009

Robert J. Cox (May 26, 1923 - July 16, 2009)

Robert J. "RJ" Cox, 86, of Arcanum, died late Thursday evening, July 16th, 2009 at Rest Haven, Greenville. Mr. Cox was born in Darke County May 26, 1923, the son of the late Clark and Marie (Jones) Cox. RJ graduated from Franklin High School in 1941. He served four years in the US Army Air Corp during WWII. Mr. Cox graduated from Ohio Northern University College of Law in 1951. He practiced law in Darke County for 50 years. RJ was the founder and president of the RJ Cox Company/Cox Trailers. He served on the Franklin Monroe School Board for 32 1/2 years and was a former member of the American Legion and Lions Club. Mr. Cox was preceded in death by an infant daughter and two brothers RB Cox and Herbert W. Cox. He is survived by his wife Virginia L. (Ross) Cox whom he married December 2, 1951; 3 daughters: Barbara Brumbaugh (Mike Romer), Susan Kakatolis and husband Peter both of Arcanum, Kathleen Cowest and husband Tom of Hokah MN.; 3 sons; Jim Cox and wife Claudia of Hurley WS.; John Cox and wife Sue, Joseph Cox and wife Mary both of Arcanum.; 11 grandchildren: Jessica (Matt) Kremer, Jarrod (Jill) Brumbaugh, Clarisa (Phil) Gunder, Tyler (Lindsey) Cox, Allie Cox and fiancé Scott Oswalt, Brian Cox and fiancé Jennifer Pertuset, Kelli (Derrick) Selhorst, Justin Cox, Elaina and Kaitlyn Kakatolis, Richard Meeker. 6 great grandchildren: Presley and Vail Cox, Addison Selhorst, Brylee Kremer, RJ Brumbaugh, and Maggie Gunder: sister-in-Law Deanna Puterbaugh, Greenville. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM, Monday July 20, 2009 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with the Rev. Samuel Hoeflich officiating. Burial will follow in the Newcomer Cemetery with the Greenville Veterans providing military graveside services. Family will receive relatives and friends 2 - 5 PM Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions to the Franklin Monroe Alumni Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be sent to