Charles R. Cox, Jr.
August 22, 1924 – May 16, 2013
Charles R. Cox, Jr., 88, of Prince Frederick, Maryland passed away on May 16, 2013 in Prince Frederick, Maryland.
Charles Cox was born at the first Calvert Hospital located on Church Street in Prince Frederick to Charles Richard Cox, Sr. and Daisy Simmons Cox. He lived his entire life on the family farm on Sixes Road, Prince Frederick, which his grandfather established in 1831. He was a full time farmer for all of his life adult life, retiring from farming just three years ago. His family raised tobacco, corn and small grains. In addition, Charles worked off the farm for over 30 years, retiring from a full time position at the MD State Highway facility in Prince Frederick. He had a genuine love of the agrarian life, which he passed on to his children, grandchildren and now great-grandchildren.
Charles graduated from Calvert County Public Schools and was deferred by the military during World War II in order to continue farming, specifically tobacco. In 1951, Charles married Anne Z. Cox of Prince Frederick, and they were married for 57 years until her death in October 2009. Charles and Anne were one of the founding families of The Calverton School, Huntingtown, MD., where Charles served on the Board of Directors. In addition, he and Anne were active members of Trinity United Methodist Church in Prince Frederick.
He leaves two sons, Richard Albert Cox and David Alan Cox, Sr. ( Susan Schmidt Cox), four grandchildren, Amy Whitney Rippey (Brian), David Alan Cox, Jr, (Cathy), Catherine Elizabeth Hamilton, (Robert), and Charles Raymond Cox. In addition, he leaves three great grandsons, Ethan Rippey, David Cox III, and Wyatt Rippey.
He was a humble Christian man and will be remembered for his strength of character, his work ethic, devotion to those he loved, and as a steward of the land and waters of Calvert County.
Monday, May 20, 2013