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Celebrating the life of
George Henry Cox, Jr.
July 25, 1947 - August 24, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Celebration of Life
  • 3:00pm - Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Hospice Savannah's Demere Center
  • 6000 Business Center Dr. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31405

To the Cox family, may the God of all comfort continued to strengthen your family during these difficult times. God keeps those who have fallen asleep in death in His memory because they are precious in his eyes “Psalm 116:15” and “John 5:28,29”

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Dr. George Cox was a colleague and friend who always strived to do the right thing. He was a stellar professor and scholar who did not hesitate to help others.Please accept our deepest sympathy. Please extend our heartfelt condolences to the Cox family. Saba and Renata.

Saba and Renata Jallow, Statesboro , Ga

George was a great help to me and those at Hospice Full Circle who he guided in yoga exercises. His voice and his spirit were so therapeutic. His passing is a great loss. My deepest sympathies for Carol.

Ben Goggins, Tybee Island, GA

I was so saddened to hear of George's passing. I was his colleague for a decade or so at Georgia Southern. George was very smart and had a terrific sense of humor. He had high standards and everyone was better them. He was a wonderful teacher and an excellent colleague. I relied on his advice and expertise on numerous occasions. Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with the family. Thanks for sharing him with us.

Richard Pacelle, Knoxville, TN

Offering our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Cox family for the loss of your dear loved one at this most difficult time, John 5:28,29.

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George was a senior colleague when I first started teaching in the Department of Political Science at Georgia Southern and he set an example of what it meant to be a good citizen of the department and university. He was an acute observer of politics with a sharp wit. We remember fondly the dinners we shared with him and his curiosity about people and places. Our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Robert and Julia Pirro, Savannah, GA

All of us at Unity of Savannah will miss George and his loving presence. We are so sad to hear this news. Thank you, George, for sharing your light with us.

Rev. Dale Worley, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this wonderful hope. For more information please visit jw.org.

Niecy, ,

I would like to offer my condolences to the family. I worked with Dr. Cox in the Department of Political Science at Georgia Southern University about 15 years ago.

Tina Brookins, Sylvania, GA

George will be truly missed by his friends in Yoga at Magnolia Manors and I will especially my wonderful Shoulder and back massage.

Willa Baisden, Richmond Hill, GA

I am so sorry to hear that George has passed away. I truly enjoyed getting to know him and appreciate all he has done for me professionally through the sharing of his yoga gift. Through his volunteer work, he became such an advocate for seniors and a great friend. I will miss him and all of his support. My love and sympathy to Carol and to his family.

Katy Harne, Pooler, GA

Our hearts are heavy to hear of George's passing. He was a very kind, caring person. Unity of Savannah will miss that ever present smiling face. Healing prayers to his family.

Marshall & Pat Horton, Pooler, Ga

There are not enough aculades to express our feelings for George. We already miss him! With deepest sympathy, Mary Worth

Mary Worth, Richmond Hill GA ,

My heart is so heavy with sadness for you and your family. I know there is nothing I could say to take away the pain or loss, but I do want you to know that your loss is felt by all of your friends and we will always be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Linda Evans

Linda Evans, Savannah, GA

Sending you love in this difficult time Carol. George was a generous, caring man. He will not be forgotten.

Dana Richardson, Savannah, GA

Yoga with George was my favorite activity at Magnolia Manor. He was a thoughtful caring man who constantly gave of himself. I will treasure our group photo which was taken so his family across the pond could meet us. It was a pleasure to have known George.

Jean Trego, Richmond Hill, Ga

I am sorry for your loss losing some one you love is not easy but there is hope for all man kind , our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength, again I am sorry for your loss . Find more information on what happens to our dead love ones go to JW.org

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

George was such a wonderful caring man. We will truly miss him at Magnolia Manor. He taught me so much in the time I have knew him.Praying for the family.

Christine Bashlor, Richmond Hill , Ga

It was a privilege to work beside George as a volunteer at Hospice Savannah. Shared sadness surrounds his death.

Carole Tutan, Savannah, Ga

It is with tears in my eyes that I am writing this. Your "Yoga Manor" group is saddened to hear this news today. George was a wonderful, caring, compassionate gentleman. He will be truly missed. Our heartfelt sympathy is with Carol and Jasper.

Sue Harrison, Richmond Hill, GA

Magnolia Manor on the Coast loves Mr. George. My deepest sympathy to his family. He shared love and respect. I am fortunate to be inspired and encouraged. I am lifting his family before the Lord. I will miss him. The beautiful thought is I will remember his love and kindness. He helped me.

Dale Tuttle, Richmond Hill, GA

To Carol and family, please accept my deepest condolences ... George’s kindness and generosity touched so many people. His leave of presence will be felt throughout the Savannah community.

Carolyn Babcock , Savannah ,

To Carol and family, please accept my deepest condolences ... George’s kindness and generosity touched so many people. His leave of presence will be felt throughout the Savannah community.

Carolyn Babcock , Savannah ,

To Carol and family, please accept my deepest condolences ... George’s kindness and generosity touched so many people. His leave of presence will be felt throughout the Savannah community.

Carolyn Babcock , Savannah ,

To Carol and family, please accept my deepest condolences ... George’s kindness and generosity touched so many people. His leave of presence will be felt throughout the Savannah community.

Carolyn Babcock , Savannah ,

To Carol and family, please accept my deepest condolences ... George’s kindness and generosity touched so many people. His leave of presence will be felt throughout the Savannah community.

Carolyn Babcock , Savannah ,

 

George Cox, PhD. died on August 24, 2018, at the age of 71 years. He was born on July 25, 1947 in Greenville, MS, the son of Bertie and George Cox of Knoxville, TN and Tybee Island, GA.

A longtime resident of Savannah, George graduated from The University of Tennessee and George Peabody College for Teachers, and earned his doctorate at Emory University in 1981.

He worked for the Tennessee State Government as a Planner in the State planning Division. He was the Director of the Office of Research and Evaluation for the Georgia Department of Corrections, and the Director of Research at the Georgia Department of Human Resources. He was a Professor of Public Affairs at Georgia Southern University, where he served as Director of the Graduate Public Administration Program, Executive Director of the Southern Political Science Association and Editor of Politics & Policy.

After he retired, George spent much of his time in service to others. He was a dedicated Yoga Educator, volunteering his time at Hospice Savannah, Magnolia Manor of the Coast, Habersham House and the Ruth Byck Adult Daycare Center.

George was also a leader within the Rev. David Wright Spiritual Companion Volunteer program at Hospice Savannah.

He is survived by his wife, Carol (nee Monlux), and stepson, Arthur Murry, as well as his brother Ken Cox and his sister-in-law, Nancy Page of Knoxville, TN.

A Celebration of George’s life will be held at 3 pm, on Saturday, September 29th, at the Hospice Savannah’s Demere Center, located at 6000 Business Center Dr, Savannah, GA 31405.  .

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in memory of George be made to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA, 31416.

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To the Cox family, may the God of all comfort continued to strengthen your family during these difficult times. God keeps those who have fallen asleep in death in His memory because they are precious in his eyes “Psalm 116:15” and “John 5:28,29”

, ,

Dr. George Cox was a colleague and friend who always strived to do the right thing. He was a stellar professor and scholar who did not hesitate to help others.Please accept our deepest sympathy. Please extend our heartfelt condolences to the Cox family. Saba and Renata.

Saba and Renata Jallow, Statesboro , Ga

George was a great help to me and those at Hospice Full Circle who he guided in yoga exercises. His voice and his spirit were so therapeutic. His passing is a great loss. My deepest sympathies for Carol.

Ben Goggins, Tybee Island, GA

I was so saddened to hear of George's passing. I was his colleague for a decade or so at Georgia Southern. George was very smart and had a terrific sense of humor. He had high standards and everyone was better them. He was a wonderful teacher and an excellent colleague. I relied on his advice and expertise on numerous occasions. Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with the family. Thanks for sharing him with us.

Richard Pacelle, Knoxville, TN

Offering our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Cox family for the loss of your dear loved one at this most difficult time, John 5:28,29.

, ,

George was a senior colleague when I first started teaching in the Department of Political Science at Georgia Southern and he set an example of what it meant to be a good citizen of the department and university. He was an acute observer of politics with a sharp wit. We remember fondly the dinners we shared with him and his curiosity about people and places. Our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Robert and Julia Pirro, Savannah, GA

All of us at Unity of Savannah will miss George and his loving presence. We are so sad to hear this news. Thank you, George, for sharing your light with us.

Rev. Dale Worley, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this wonderful hope. For more information please visit jw.org.

Niecy, ,

I would like to offer my condolences to the family. I worked with Dr. Cox in the Department of Political Science at Georgia Southern University about 15 years ago.

Tina Brookins, Sylvania, GA

George will be truly missed by his friends in Yoga at Magnolia Manors and I will especially my wonderful Shoulder and back massage.

Willa Baisden, Richmond Hill, GA

I am so sorry to hear that George has passed away. I truly enjoyed getting to know him and appreciate all he has done for me professionally through the sharing of his yoga gift. Through his volunteer work, he became such an advocate for seniors and a great friend. I will miss him and all of his support. My love and sympathy to Carol and to his family.

Katy Harne, Pooler, GA

Our hearts are heavy to hear of George's passing. He was a very kind, caring person. Unity of Savannah will miss that ever present smiling face. Healing prayers to his family.

Marshall & Pat Horton, Pooler, Ga

There are not enough aculades to express our feelings for George. We already miss him! With deepest sympathy, Mary Worth

Mary Worth, Richmond Hill GA ,

My heart is so heavy with sadness for you and your family. I know there is nothing I could say to take away the pain or loss, but I do want you to know that your loss is felt by all of your friends and we will always be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Linda Evans

Linda Evans, Savannah, GA

Sending you love in this difficult time Carol. George was a generous, caring man. He will not be forgotten.

Dana Richardson, Savannah, GA

Yoga with George was my favorite activity at Magnolia Manor. He was a thoughtful caring man who constantly gave of himself. I will treasure our group photo which was taken so his family across the pond could meet us. It was a pleasure to have known George.

Jean Trego, Richmond Hill, Ga

I am sorry for your loss losing some one you love is not easy but there is hope for all man kind , our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength, again I am sorry for your loss . Find more information on what happens to our dead love ones go to JW.org

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

George was such a wonderful caring man. We will truly miss him at Magnolia Manor. He taught me so much in the time I have knew him.Praying for the family.

Christine Bashlor, Richmond Hill , Ga

It was a privilege to work beside George as a volunteer at Hospice Savannah. Shared sadness surrounds his death.

Carole Tutan, Savannah, Ga

It is with tears in my eyes that I am writing this. Your "Yoga Manor" group is saddened to hear this news today. George was a wonderful, caring, compassionate gentleman. He will be truly missed. Our heartfelt sympathy is with Carol and Jasper.

Sue Harrison, Richmond Hill, GA

Magnolia Manor on the Coast loves Mr. George. My deepest sympathy to his family. He shared love and respect. I am fortunate to be inspired and encouraged. I am lifting his family before the Lord. I will miss him. The beautiful thought is I will remember his love and kindness. He helped me.

Dale Tuttle, Richmond Hill, GA

To Carol and family, please accept my deepest condolences ... George’s kindness and generosity touched so many people. His leave of presence will be felt throughout the Savannah community.

Carolyn Babcock , Savannah ,

To Carol and family, please accept my deepest condolences ... George’s kindness and generosity touched so many people. His leave of presence will be felt throughout the Savannah community.

Carolyn Babcock , Savannah ,

To Carol and family, please accept my deepest condolences ... George’s kindness and generosity touched so many people. His leave of presence will be felt throughout the Savannah community.

Carolyn Babcock , Savannah ,

To Carol and family, please accept my deepest condolences ... George’s kindness and generosity touched so many people. His leave of presence will be felt throughout the Savannah community.

Carolyn Babcock , Savannah ,

To Carol and family, please accept my deepest condolences ... George’s kindness and generosity touched so many people. His leave of presence will be felt throughout the Savannah community.

Carolyn Babcock , Savannah ,


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