Name Residence: Frank L. Cox Jr – Charlotte,NC Date of Death: 08/01/2007 Notice CoxJr.,FrankL. Colonel Frank L. Cox, Jr. U.S.A.F. Ret. Colonel Frank L. Cox, Jr., a loving father, husband, devoted brother and uncle, passed away August 1, 2007 following a courageous battle of declining health at Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews. He was always appreciative of his caregivers help and had a smile for everyone. He was the son of the late Frank and Annabell Cox of Gloucester, Massachusetts. He is survived by daughters, Anne Leavitt and husband Buz of Charlotte, Suzi Smalling and husband Bruce of Kapa’a, Hawaii, Jane Redfern and husband Jeff of Lilburn, Georgia, Jackie Storey and husband Paul of Mary Esther, Florida and son Frank and wife Stacey of Tallahassee, Florida. Mr. Cox is also survived by nine grandchildren, Christopher, Charles and Courtney Leavitt, Michael, Kyle and Tiffany Storey, Frank and Rachael Cox, and Jena Smalling and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Louise Ingham of Ontario, Canada, Theo and brother-in-law, Joe Lovell of Schenectady, New York and brother David Cox of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Frank was preceded in death by his wife Jane, his sister Christine Lane and brother Norman Cox. Frank graduated from Gloucester High School in 1941, where he lettered in football and track, earning academic and All-State honors in football. He also assumed leadership roles in the Gloucester High School ROTC program. He attended the Citadel until the outbreak of World War II. He served in the European Theater of Operations as a highly decorated bombardier in the 8th Air Force and is a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He commissioned in 1944 in the Army Air Corps through the aviation cadet program and also participated in the Congo Crisis as a pilot. He received his B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkley in 1956 and Masters Degree from Syracuse University in 1966. He was devoted to his family and friends and will be remembered as a compassionate man with a great sense of humor who made a difference in many people’s lives. He enjoyed golf, gardening, photography, body surfing and music. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to, Gloucester High School Attention; Dr. Joseph Sullivan 32 Leslie O. Johnson Road Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930. A family graveside service will be held in Nashville, Tennessee on August 11th. Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington, 1111 East Blvd., online at www.hankinsandwhittington.com.
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