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MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Dr. Jerome Cleveland Cox, age 85, was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 8, 2017.
A "celebration of his life" will be held at the Morton Family Farm located at 1299 Ga. Hwy. 111 in Moultrie at 2:00 pm Sunday, June 11. Dr. Cox will be buried next to his beloved wife of 55 years, Dorothy Baell Cox.
Dr. Cox was born on March 5, 1932 in Moultrie, Georgia to Jerome Theodore Cox and Katie Will Cox. Dr. Cox was married to Dorothy Jean Baell on July 26, 1952 and his beloved wife Dorothy preceded him in death on April 16, 2007.
Dr. Jerome Cox graduated from Moultrie High School in 1949 and received his BS in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech in 1953. He then graduated with a Master's in Education from FSU in 1964 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education Administration and Supervision in 1967. He was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Cox filled several administrative roles in education such as the Dean of Student Teaching at Valdosta State College, Assistant Superintendent of Valdosta City Schools, Superintendent of Ware County Schools and principal of Don C. Faith Middle School on Ft. Benning in Columbus, Georgia.
In 1979, Dr. and Mrs. Cox returned to Moultrie and opened Child Life Academy until their retirement in 1990.
Dr. Jerome Cox and his wife Dorothy had five children: Jerome Wesley Cox (Deirdre Russell), Rosemary Elizabeth Cox (Gary Kapral), Karen Tabitha Cox (Quentin Griffin, Jr.), Jeanine Dorothy Cox (Michael Morton) and Jacob Philip Cox (Carla Wilson). Dr. Cox has been richly blessed with 24 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Dr. Jerome Cleveland Cox: Born March 5, 1932, born again on July 4, 1975. Welcomed into heaven by his heavenly Father on June 8, 2017.
Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.cobbfuneralchapel.com.
Published on June 10, 2017
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