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.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Dearest Linda, Carla, Butch, Christi, Mike and Buzz, My heart breaks for you all. May God comfort you and keep you in his arms. Roger was an amazing man and loved by all. He will suffer no more in the presence of God. I love you all dearly. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Big Love, Lisa, Kayne, Jake and Lexi Hunsbusher

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I know Heaven’s trumpets made a joyful noise when he arrived.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I grew up on the same street with Mr. Cox and his family and he was always a pleasant friendly gentleman. Proud to have known him. He was always willing to help a neighbor when in need and doing so with a smile. Thank you Roger for that. He never dreaded being asked for anything. What a true gentleman. He certainly will be missed by many but more so by his family who loved him more I think than he will ever know. His pain is now gone and he is in the wonderful hands of our father. We will meet again someday and until then may God wrap his arms around his family and friends and comfort them during this difficult time.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Roger. When I worked at Blankenship Pharmacy I got to meet Roger and Linda. It was always a pleasure to see you guys come in the pharmacy and consider the both of you great friends. Roger always had a joke for us or was joking with Linda and always made us laugh! That brighten our days. Since leaving the pharmacy for another job I haven’t seen you guys but please know I think of you guys often. Roger will be missed by so many because he was a great person. I’m sorry I didn’t get by to see him but I didn’t know he was sick until yesterday. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers and I love you guys!!! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Linda We Are Sorry To Hear Of Rogers Passing, We Always Remember Him And You Comming Into Maple Grove Rest When Judy And Kinney Ray Had it, He Would Always Make Us Smile As Well As You Did. We Will Be Praying For You And Your Family.

  6. Anonymous says:

    May God Bless you tomorrow and keep you strong.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Please accept our condonelnces for Roger’s passing We knew him as a fireman and as the owner of his extinguisher service He will be missed Bill Bradley Owner/Bradley’s Machine & Welding

  8. Anonymous says:

    So sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I will always remember his smiling face & positive attitude when he’d stop into Wanda’s Diner. I know he enjoyed dropping in to socialize with his fellow “coffee drinkers” & get a bite to eat. Please accept my sincere condolences during this difficult time. My prayers are with you all. Michelle, granddaughter of Wanda.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Linda,Carla,Christie,& Roger Jr, Our deepest sympathy during this sad time. We are thinking about all of you ,while remembering the life that Roger enjoyed. God Bless all of you. Keith,Shannon,JoAnn

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