H.M. Patterson & Son-Spring Hill Chapel

1020 Spring Street Nw, Atlanta, GA


Billy Joe COX Jr.

November 8, 1953November 24, 2019

Billy Joe Cox Jr. Nov. 8, 1953 – Nov. 24, 2019

Born in Bakersfield California at Miss Friese’s Maternity Home, to Bill and Mary Cox, Bill attended Greenfield Schools and graduated from South High School in 1971.

Bill served in the Army from 1972-1975, primarily stationed in Germany in the Special Forces Atomic Demolition Munition. He was also Army Airborne, and frequently taught the neighbor kids the “proper” way to complete a parachute landing fall. His career as a respiratory therapist was one of his proudest accomplishments and he gave his all to patients.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Billy J. Cox Sr, niece Samantha Huff and nephew Byron Freeman. He is survived by his spouse of 42 years, Suzanne Cox, daughter Christa Russie (Mike Foster), granddaughter Lillian Foster, mother Mary Cox, sisters Gail Smith (Calvin Smith) and Renee Huff and many nieces and nephews.

Bill wished to be buried at the Bakersfield National Cemetery. Services will be scheduled for Spring and will be announced at a later date.


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Billy Joe COX Jr.

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Garrytammie Hamblin

December 8, 2019

Bill, Sue and Christa, were our neighbors in East Bakersfield for several years. Bill was an Awesome neighbor and Wonderful friend! He was always smiling and never had an unkind word to say about anybody. Amongst our many memories of him were his way of mixing lots of different sauces/spices (Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and whatever else he could find) together to throw onto the meat before he BBQ'd. It seemed to turn out great every time!! It was always a pleasure hanging out with Bill and Sue, especially during the Indy races!! We will miss you, Bill. ❤