Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jay Deane Cox, 80, passed away March 10, 2010, in Silver Spring, Md. "Chick" as he was called, was the last surviving child of the late Otis Howard and Mary Edith Cox (Hawk). He was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Cassville. He graduated from Cassville High School in 1947 and attended Southwest Missouri Teachers College. He served his country for two years during the Korean War, rising to the rank of Sgt. First Class.

After operating a doughnut shop with his late brother Dorsey Eugene Cox, he embarked on a 35 year career with the FBI as a unit chief in the payroll and accounting section. He retired in 1984. He then became a small business owner operating the Bonanza Sport Cards in Silver Spring and retired again in 1998.

He served his community with the local boys club as a coach, umpire and serving on its board of directors. He volunteered on countless occasions for the local high school, helping to promote both athletics and academics. His past memberships included Mont-gomery Hills Baptist Church in Silver Spring and the Montgomery County Maryland Coin Club.

Survivors include: his wife of 55 years, Rosemarie; his four children, Michael Deane Cox, of State College, Pa., Jeffrey Jay Cox and John Howard Cox, both of Wheaton, Md., and a daughter, Mary Suzanne Himmelberg, of Mount Airy, Md.

Funeral services were held March 15 in Rockville, Md.