In Memory

Brian Marshall Cox

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05/06/14 08:40 PM #1    

J. D. Webster

Brian Marshall Cox came into the world on 11 November 1956. He was the second of four siblings, all of whom attended Grissom High School. They were Craig (Class of 73), Christie (Class of 76), and the Youngest, Adam (Class of 85). Following high school, Brian briefly attended Jacksonville State University in Alabama, but returned to Huntsville before completing his studies, choosing to directly join the work force instead. He fell in love with, and eventually married Beverly L. Timlin. Together they had two sons, Matthew and Joshua.

In 1991, tragedy struck the family when Brian's youngest brother Adam enlisted in the Navy and was killed in a training accident just nine months later at the age of 24. Adam is buried in Valhalla Gardens cemetery in Alabama. Brian did not get to enjoy the fruits of his labor or his marriage for very long after that. Just five years later, on 17 May 1996 Brian was "called home" to the Lord when he was stricken by an unexpected medical condition. He collapsed and died within 24 hours. His sudden death was a surprise to family as all seemed normal prior to his collapse and there was no warning. He was just 39 years old. Brian was layed to rest side by side with his younger brother Adam and remembered fondly by his family.

Many thanks to Craig Cox (Class of 73), Brian's older brother for providing this information. Brian's Father, and his sister Christie are still doing well. Brian's mother, Alice S. Cox, passed away in 2013. If anyone else has more information or stories about Brian M. Cox that they would like to share, please do.

05/07/14 07:19 AM #2    

George Hamilton

Brian and I were in Scouts together, Troop 364, out of Latham Methodist church.  We had many memorable camping/hiking trips before high school.  The last time I heard about Brian, he was working at the Sports Page on south Parkway.

07/11/14 10:52 AM #3    

Mike Weesner

I went to school with Brian at Jax State and we lived next door to each other. I bet Gerald "Gerry" Huskey and William "Bill" Booth will never forget that year. It wasn't one to remember or be proud of but it was hard to forget. I didn't know Brian very well until this time but we became quick friends and I got to know Brian very well and we spent a lot of time hangin out together talking about everything under the sun. Brian was the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it and he was and had to be a peace maker all the time. You can imagine what it must have been like living with so much testosterone, extreme egos and hard headedness that Gerry, Bill and me possessed. Brian was the calm that settled the storms that came up all the time between us. I haven't forgotten those times and hopefully lessons learned but Brian and his joyful, giving and peace loving personality will be missed. I love and will miss you man!

07/20/14 11:09 PM #4    

Jim Record

Brian lived close to Tracy Henderson and I and I knew him from Elementary school forward on through High School. It was sad to learn that he had passed

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