Robert "Bob" Joseph Cox
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GREAT FALLS —Robert "Bob" Joseph Cox, 74, of Great Falls, died on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Peace Hospice from Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2014 and Monday, February 17, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Schnider Funeral Home. A vigil service will be on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with entombment to follow at Hillcrest Lawn Mausoleum. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Bob was born on October 10, 1939 in Butte, Montana to Robert Charles and Anna Lorraine Cox where he was raised and educated. He met Joanne Joseph in high school, they were married in April of 1960. Upon graduation from Butte High he went to work for Safeway Stores, then Harrington's Pepsi, then he found his "home" with Sweetheart Bread. He worked for the Sweetheart Bread Company for 36 years, retiring in 2001.
He was a very supportive father, always cheering for his boys during their football games and wrestling matches. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons throughout their entire lives.He loved sharing hunting, fishing, football, and wrestling stories with anyone, especially his family. Upon retirement, Bob enjoyed playing golf with his buddies, traveling to Nevada to visit family, and watching his grandkids at sporting events. He missed very few, if any, of their events.
Bob is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joanne Joseph Cox; two sons, Robert (Heidi) Cox and Joseph (Stacey) Cox; grandchildren Jake (Tara) Cox, Kayla (Casey) Dee, Kevin Cox, Brian Cox, Connor Cox, and Calvin Cox; great grandchildren Cameron, Avery, Alivia, and Aria; sisters, Dorothy (Luke) Corak, Mary (Frank) DePriest, Marge (Art) Richardson, and Carolyn (Ken) Monahan; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Anna.
Memorials and donations for Bob's long term care can be sent to Bob's Care Account in care of Wells Fargo Bank, 2215 10th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405.
Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.schniderfuneralhome.com.
Schnider Funeral Home
1510 13th Street South Great Falls, MT 59405-4501
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Feb. 13, 2014