Billy J. Cox
June 2, 1928 – June 13, 2017
Billy J. Cox, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama on June 2, 1928, Bill was the son of the late Benjamin F. and Amelia (Douglass) Cox. After graduating from Auburn University, Bill proudly served his country as an officer in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. A 40+ year employee of the DuPont Company, Bill started his career as an electrical engineer, advanced into management, and retired from the Salary and Compensation Division.
He was a longtime member of the Newark United Methodist Church serving on numerous committees including Pastor/Parish Relations and the Finance Committee. He was a devoted usher and used his photography skills to assist with videotaping special ceremonies. Mechanically inclined, Bill enjoyed repairing anything that needed attention, but especially liked working on automobiles and home improvement projects. He was a talented marksman, who appreciated the challenge of precision shooting and enjoyed constructing and rebuilding firearms. In his leisure time, Bill looked forward to traveling, dining out, and spending time with family. Above all else, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and dear friend to many. He will be lovingly missed.
Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years, Margaret (Reid) Cox; children, W. Reid Cox (Nancy) of Leesburg, VA, Kathryn C. Madey (Ron) of Newtown Square, PA, and Susan C. Carr (Thomas) of Wilmington; and grandchildren, Laura Cox, Kara and Julia Madey, and Madelyn and Claudia Carr.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Friday morning, June 30, 2017, at the Newark United Methodist Church, 69 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in Head of Christiana Cemetery, Nottingham Road, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to the Newark United Methodist Church, at the address listed above.