Roger Harold Cox
September 14, 1941 ~ May 1, 2012
Roger Harold Cox, Sr. died peacefully Tuesday May 1st, 2012 surrounded by friends and his family at Franklin Woods Hospital in Johnson City. He rose through the ranks of the Johnson City Fire Department to become Assistant Chief after serving the community for 33 years. He was also owner of Cox Fire Extinguisher Service. He was proceeded in death by his mother and father, Alberta Cox and Carl Vernon "Cocky" Cox, Sr. as well as by his older brother Carl Vernon Cox, Jr. and by his beloved identical twin brother Conway Carroll Cox. He is survived by the light of his life, his wife of 53 years Linda Burchfield Cox, daughters Christi Calbot of Fort Myers, FL, Carla Snyder of Naples, FL and his only son Roger Harold "Buzz" Cox, Jr. of Cincinnati, OH along with his two wonderful granddaughters. Roger was an avid golfer. He was a Mason at the Rhea Lodge, #47 in Jonesborough, Tn. He was a loving husband and father. He was a best friend and advisor to many and took the greatest pleasure in making people smile. A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 1:30pm in the Monte Vista Memorial Park, under the direction of Dr. Wayne Emery. A procession is to leave Morris "? Baker Funeral Home at 1:15pm to the cemetery. The family is to receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Morris "? Baker Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Hammett, Mike Nelson, Butch Snyder, Mike Calbot, Terry Cox, Roger Cox, Tuffy Parker, Lynne Crowe and Harry Parker.