Jack Norman Cox Sr.

Pleasant Garden – Jack Norman Cox, Sr., with his quiet manner and kind heart, slipped gently away on Valentine’s Day 2021, surrounded by loved ones. Jack was born 84 years ago on August 25, 1936 in Winnsboro, SC as the third child and only son of Joe and Jewel Cox. Jack graduated from Greensboro High School, worked for S.H. Kress downtown, before beginning his 38-year career as a letter carrier with the US Post Office, interrupted only to serve our country for two years in the US Army. Jack married Jan Loman, raised their family, and called Pleasant Garden home for many years. He and Jan contributed to their community as active members of the Pleasant Garden Lion’s Club and Pleasant Garden Baptist Church. After retiring from the post office, Jack dabbled in real estate and launched another successful career working well into his seventies before hanging up all his hats. Jack was a devoted dad and family man, treasuring holidays, beach vacations and making priceless memories being PeePaw to his 4 grandchildren. He was a soft-spoken soul with a dry wit. Those who had the privilege of knowing Jack knew he was a man of few words, but when he did speak, you never knew what to expect – only that it was going to be worth hearing. His deliberately measured words were usually profoundly wise, profoundly funny, or both. He commanded the same respect he afforded his fellow man, was non-judgmental and seldom raised his voice or spoke ill of anyone. Jack lived by example in which his character, morals, and values are deeply imprinted and reflected in his fine children and grandchildren. The family offers heartfelt thank you’s and gratitude to his loving and compassionate caregivers all of which are like family, who with their caring hearts gave of themselves without a thought. Welcoming Jack’s arrival in heaven are his parents, his wife, Jan, his 3 sisters-Marion, Iris and Nancy. Left to cherish his memory are sons, Jack, Jr. (Michelle) and Jefry (Angel); daughters, Keelie (Bill) and Heidi; grandchildren, Levi (Lindsay), Millie (Justin), Elliott, and Sam; great grandchildren Truman and “Baby Cox” (due in July); niece Markee (Mike), grand niece and nephew Samantha and Andrew; and his long-time loving companion and best friend Susan. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Pleasant Garden Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, send a donation in his name to Hospice of Greensboro 2501 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405 and/or Young Life Southwind 18115 SE 95th Street Rd, Ocklawaha, FL 32179. Forbis and Dick Pleasant Garden is serving the Cox family. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.

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