Robert “Bobby” Anthony Cox: 6/11/1955 – 7-9-2021
Bobby was born to Robert R. Cox and Dora Walden Cox in Saint Joseph Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska on June 11, 1955. He arrived a few minutes before his twin sister Beverly Ann Cox. He entered into rest on July 9, 2021 at the age of 66 years and 29 days at his home in Pacific Junction, Iowa.
He was raised in Omaha attending Ashland Park elementary school and Bryan High School. When he was growing up, Bobby enjoyed spending time on his grandparent’s farm in Saint Edward, Nebraska. Bobby served his country proudly and a United States Marine. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton and Okinawa, Japan. He was also one of the marines providing security at Cuban refugee camps in the early 1980’s. He returned to Omaha after his honorable discharge from USMC. In 1983 he moved to Kansas City for a few years before returning to Omaha. He then moved to Bryant, Indiana as his father’s health was failing. He assisted in providing care for his father. After his father’s death he again returned to Omaha where he lived most of his adult life. Bobby was a caring and giving person with a little bit of spunk and orneriness mixed in. He assisted his mother Dora in caring for her husband Carl during his illness prior to his death. Bobby was employed by Rotella’s Italian Bakery for 20 plus years. He married the love of his life Tara Lynn Bird on November 20, 2007. The last 5 years he has been living on a farm near Pacific Junction, Iowa with his wife Tara and his stepson Mike.
Bobby was preceded in death by his father and stepmother Robert R. Cox and Agnes Cox, his mother and stepfather Dora and Carl Tieman, his older brother William T. Cox, niece Angela D. Robinson and nephew Jeremiah A. Gantos.
He is survived by his wife Tara Lynn Cox of Pacific Junction, Iowa, stepsons Mike Pautler of Pacific Junction, Iowa, Nathan Pautler of Omaha, Nebraska, 2 grandchildren, twin sister Beverly Newburn of Omaha, Nebraska and sister Bonnie (Bill) Schauperl of Las Vegas, Nevada, Aunt and Uncle Janice and Orville Clark of Villisca, Iowa and Aunt Margaret Vrendenburg of Omaha, Nebraska. He is also survived by 7 nephews and 4 nieces.
Interment to be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be directed to the family.
Cousin Bobby was a sweet , kind giving person . He always gave his support to aunt Dora and his family. Our families shared a lot of time and memories together. I’m am very saddened of the loss of my cousin Bobby Cox. May God wrap his arms around all of you and bless you with love , comfortable strength in your time of need and sorrow.
Love you guys
Cousin Sharon Becherer