Robert (Bob) Cox, age 53, of Chillicothe, was called to his home in Heaven on Saturday, February 29, 2020, surrounded by his family.
Bob was born on February 11, 1967 in Peoria to Berthold and Ruby Cox Sr. He attended St. Edwards Catholic Grade School, I.V.C. High School and ICC Jr. College.
Surviving are his siblings, Berthold Cox, Jr. of St. Peters, MO, T. Lawrence Cox of Guntersville, AL, Kenneth Cox of Chillicothe, Paul Cox of Chillicothe, Dr. Catherine Cox of Mill Valley, CA, M. Susan Shrimpton of Fairfield, CA, Richard Cox of Buffalo, Cynthia (Michael) Bornsheuer of Chillicothe, George (Dawn) Cox Colleyville, TX, and Maggie (Chuck) Stroyeck of Carlsbad, CA. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, David; and a niece, Hannah.
Bob was owner of Cox Flooring. He was also a driver for Black Horse Trucking, Co. Bob was a member and past president of the Peoria Casting Club. A member of Ducks Unlimited. An avid deer hunter and fisherman. He loved spring hunting for morel mushrooms and fall hunting for ginseng.
A special thanks to Heritage Health and OSF Hospice for their compassionate care of "Our gentle giant" who was always pleasant, always kind.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 11am at St. Edward Catholic Church in Chillicothe. The family will gather to receive friends one hour prior to Mass. Interment of ashes will be held in the Chillicothe Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Edward School, OSF Hospice, or to a charity of your choice in Bob's name.