On July 17, 2016, Roger Alan Cox began his heavenly journey surrounded by the family that he loved.
A great man of faith, he was an incredible example of strength and wisdom throughout his life, especially during his illness.
He was born Feb. 3, 1961, in Washington, D.C., to William Fleet Cox Jr. and the late Virginia Neisler Cox. He was a graduate of T.C. William High School and earned his bachelor’s of business administration degree from Campbell University. While also working as an accountant, he taught night classes at Brunswick Community College, and in 1990 he earned his CPA certification. ATMC was privileged to have him as an employee for 27 years. He began as an accountant and, through his dedication and hard work, eventually held the titles of CFO and COO/GM.
Roger loved and believed in the community where he lived since 1985, volunteering his time and talents by serving on too many boards, committees and foundations to list. He raised thousands of dollars for Brunswick Community College in 2009, while showing off his skilled paso doble moves through “Dancing with the Stars.” He received the Citizen of the Year award in 2011 and served as an associate district lay leader beginning in 2014. His professional accomplishments were many, but his personal accomplishments were immeasurable.
Roger was a gifted teacher in all situations, often utilizing his quick wit to play devil’s advocate and challenge those around him to think critically. He was blessed to have found his soulmate and have more than a decade filled with laughter and love. His grandchildren knew him as “Papa,” and his children will dearly miss their late-night porch debates during which they would sit for hours discussing religion, politics and life in general.
He is survived by his wife, Jimmie Cox; daughter, Lauren Cox Morgan (Bryan) of Garner, N.C.; sons, Roger Alan Cox Jr. (Robyn) of Raleigh, N.C., Derek Ray Wolfe of Hayden, Ala., and Gregory John Wolfe (Stephanie) of Greensboro, N.C.; and grandchildren, Cayden, Emma, Cole, Lila, Luke, Davis, Bryson, Ella, Emily, Claire and Meira.
Memorial services, led by The Rev. Richard Vaughn, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Camp United Methodist Church, where Roger was a member. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401, or to Camp United Methodist Church Food Pantry, PO Box 776, Shallotte, NC 28459.