Howard W. Cox Jr.
July 16, 1945 – March 11, 2018
COX, Howard William, Jr., age 72, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, died peacefully March 11, 2018 at his residence. Howard was born on July 16, 1945 in Mattoon, IL, son of the late Howard and Beulah (Sparks) Cox. He is survived by his wife Mary (Sellner); Sister in law Jan Cox; 2 nephews; 1 niece; and several great nieces and nephews. Howard graduated from University of Illinois with a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering, and later earned his Masters, and PhD at the University of Minnesota. He was employed at General Motors Research & Development for 37 years, retiring in 2010. While there he earned numerous patents. Howard was extremely active in the Schipperke Club of America and Southern Michigan Schipperke Club, having held numerous offices. He was also a member and past officer of the Midwest Schipperke Rescue; Huron River Labrador Retriever Club; the Society of Plastics Engineers; and served on the Architect Committee for the Westchester Village Homeowners Association. A memorial service will be held 3 pm Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Pixley Funeral Home, Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, 2904 Orchard Lake Road, Keego Harbor. The family will begin receiving friends at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Midwest Schipperke Rescue. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.pixleyfuneral.com.
- Mary (nee Sellner) Cox, Wife
- Howard Cox, Father
- Beulah (nee Sparks) Cox, Mother
- Jan Cox, Sister-in-law
- Howard is also survived by two nephews, 1 niece and several great nieces and nephews.
- Medwest Schipperke Rescue
- Visitation Saturday, March 24, 2018
- Memorial Service Saturday, March 24, 2018
Howard W. Cox Jr.
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November 8, 2018
Oh Mary, I have been thinking about you and Howard for some time. I wanted to call and something always came up. I googled Midwest Schipperke Rescue tonight, 11/08/18 and saw Howard’s Obituary. I’m stunned and so sad. He was such a sweet soul. I often think about what he said about Clark Kent, and how Clark was so laid back that he wouldnt care if I changed his name.
March 24, 2018
Howard was always willing to help this newbie. He was a good friend, a true friend. I will miss him.