Mr. Robert “Bob” Cox, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 8, 2015.A memorial service will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel.Bob was raised in Charlotte, NC and attended East Carolina University. He was employed with the Charlotte Observer and the News and Observer papers. In 1972, he married Janice Clay. Bob enjoyed sports, especially football, supporting his favorite teams ECU and the Carolina Panthers. He was also faithful to his children and grandchildren’s sports and other activities, and enjoyed fishing with his friend of 59 years, Darrell Evans.He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Cox, Jr. He is survived by his: wife of 43 years, Janice Clay Cox; daughters, Beth Perry and husband, Paul, of Greenville and Maria Lamm and husband, Jamie, of Winnsboro, SC; mother, Mildred Cox, of Cary; granddaughter, Megan Lamm; grandsons, Zach Evans, Matthew Lamm, Noah Perry, Jordan Evans, Alex and Cole Perry; sister, Nan Alberti and husband, Chris; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends from 12:30 until the funeral hour at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina, 3520 Tupper Drive, Greenville, NC 27834 or to an animal rescue of your choice.The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to their neighbors, Caleb, Miles and Jody.Online condolences at <a href="http://www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com" target="_new">www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com</a>
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