Alton Cox

Obituary of Alton Everett Cox

Alton Cox - Obituary Alton Everette Cox passed away peacefully in his home surrounded in love by his family on June 26, 2021 at the age of 91. Alton (Al) is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia Cox. He also leaves behind sons Raymond Cox, Curtis Cox, and Jeffery Cox, Steven Teijeiro and daughters Denise Oldfield, and Kristen Kern. Survived by 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Al and Patricia were devoted to their family and enjoyed many family gatherings and celebrations over the years. Al was born in Enoch, Texas on December 14, 1929 where he grew up with his parents Ira Oberdira Cox mother Gertrude Cox, brothers Clifford, Basyl and sister Louise. Al served in the military beginning in the Army in 1945, and joined the U.S. Air Force later that same year. Al was diligent and hard working with a willingness to learn & take instruction which ultimately promoted him to Master Sergeant. He was highly trained in military electronics which would lead him to create a business known as Cox TV & Appliances of which he was owner & operator. The world was now being introduced to the IN HOME electronic era in almost every home. Al’s business facilitated new TVs and all home appliances to the greater North Bay from 1954 until retirement in 2010. Al has always had an outgoing personality and while in the service he perfected his hypnosis skills and entertained his fellow troops by hypnotizing t hem. He also used t hose same skills t o help those who were suffering from sea-sickness. We know these details because Al was a great story teller! In 1954, Al came to Novato, California by way of Hamilton Airforce Base where he was stationed. He was a born entrepreneur and had many projects and side businesses. He selected the site for his family home in Novato California in the Marin Country Club neighborhood. He built his house after work and on the weekends and raised his three sons i n it. His work ethic endured. He was always ready to help with a project and was active into his late 80’s. Al was a remarkable man. His family and friends were blessed to have him in their lives, and he will be missed.
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Eggen & Lance Chapel - Santa Rosa
1540 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, California, United States
(707) 545-3747
Memorial service, including United States Air Force Honors.
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