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Edwin Grover Cox

March 29, 1939 - November 17, 2011

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Edwin Grover Cox, 72, of Jamestown, died Thursday, November 17, 2011.
Ed was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on March 29, 1939. He was the son of the late Neta Trogdon Cox Bezalla and Emmette G. Cox. His father, Emmette, was stationed on a Naval ship in the Pacific. Ed and his mother returned to North Carolina in 1940 at the outbreak of the War.
Upon returning to the states, he was primarily raised by his grandparents, Austin C. and Lillie Autry Trogdon while his mother pursued work to support the war effort. His father...

Edwin Grover Cox, 72, of Jamestown, died Thursday, November 17, 2011.
Ed was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on March 29, 1939. He was the son of the late Neta Trogdon Cox Bezalla and Emmette G. Cox. His father, Emmette, was stationed on a Naval ship in the Pacific. Ed and his mother returned to North Carolina in 1940 at the outbreak of the War.
Upon returning to the states, he was primarily raised by his grandparents, Austin C. and Lillie Autry Trogdon while his mother pursued work to support the war effort. His father was captured in 1942, and died in a Japanese POW camp in 1944.
He was a member of the 1957 class of Seagrove High School, and he left school at the age of 17 and joined the Navy,
On June 17, 1961, he married Reba Maness Cox. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
He entered NC State and received two degrees in Electrical Engineering and became a licensed Professional Engineer.
Ed worked for several Engineering companies in Melbourne Fla., Huntsville, Ala., and Femco of High Point, NC. He retired in May 2010 from Northrop Grumman in Baltimore MD. He earned several patents, and his designs were applied to Aerospace and Military defense, including such projects as Minuteman Missles, Apollo 11, Voyager and a new missile defense radar project, "Cobra Judy" for the US Navy.
He attended First Baptist Church of Jamestown and being elected Deacon was one of his proudest accomplishments.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and stepfather Michael Bezalla.
He is survived by his wife Reba of Jamestown N.C.; Daughter, Lillie Cox of Burlington, N.C.; son, Emmette G. Cox of Fredericksburg, VA.; sister-in-law, Elaine and her husband Larry Cox of Asheboro and two nephews, Jonathan and Jason Cox, his mother-in-law, Sara Maness, and Uncle Dudley Trogdon, several cousins, and his special friends, the Marlowe Family.
A service celebrating his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday November 21, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Jamestown. The Reverend Patrick DeVane will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard will follow at Guilford Memorial Park. Mr. Cox will remain at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel where the family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church 306 Guilford Rd. (P. O. Box 788) Jamestown, NC 27282 or to MARR, 2815 Clearview Place, Suite 100 Doraville, Ga. 30340.