Robert E. Cox, 85, passed away on Jan. 7, 2018, in Oregon. He was husband to Janice T. Cox.
They shared 60 years of marriage together. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Oakland LDS Temple.
Robert was born in New York, N.Y. He was the son of Charles W. and Marie R. Cox. He graduated from Andrew Jackson High School, Queens, N.Y., and entered the U.S. Navy. He obtained the rank of sergeant.
Upon discharge, he married his sweetheart, moved to California and attended California State University, Berkeley.
Graduating with a degree in criminal justice, he became a Berkeley Police officer.
He graduated through the ranks, moved on to the Naval Intelligence Agency and U.S. Customs with service in Japan for three years.
He returned to the U.S. as a drug enforcement officer. He made his long career with the DEA Upon retirement from the agency, he became an investigator for the Alameda District Attorney.
He is survived by four children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He remained an active advocate for all things military and police. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Dallas.
He will be remembered for his genuine sense of humor, quick wit, and love of books. He loved all people and being surrounded by his family.
A private graveside service with full military honors will be held at the Sacramento Valley International Cemetery in Dixon, Calif. The Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family. www.dallastribute.com.
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