Robert Emmett Cox, Jr., age 92 of Louisville, KY, formerly of Guston, KY, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. He was born March 26, 1927 to the late Robert E. Cox, Sr. and Mattie Dowell Cox in Guston, KY. He was a salesman and entrepreneur. He was an Army Veteran of WWII, serving in Europe. Robert was also a proud Kentucky Colonel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Collins; brothers, Louis N. Cox and Benjamin F. Cox; niece, Sharon Faris; and nephew, Tim Collins.
Robert is survived by his brother, David M. Cox (Brenda); nieces, Georgette Walter (Jim), Sarah Arnold (Steve), Terry Fiedler (Hans), Debbie Gutermuth (Jeff) and Susan Thornhill (Jeff); nephews, Steve Cox, Mike Cox (Trish) and Bob Cox (Kim); numerous great-nieces and nephews; step-grandchildren, Matt Sanders (Megan) and Nicole Snyder (Rob); and a host of other relatives and friends.
On May 10, 2017, Robert was able to take a trip to Washington, D.C. with the Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter. He made many new lifelong friends and said it was one of the best experiences of his life. Robert had many friends and family throughout the US and Europe. He will be greatly missed.
A gathering to celebrate Robert’s life will be 3 to 6 pm on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals and Receptions, East Louisville Chapel, 235 Juneau Drive, Louisville, KY 40243 (in Middletown). Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, KY.
Memorials may be made to the Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter or the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.Newcomerkentuckiana.com.