September 2, 1925 ~ January 11, 2020

Born in: Florala, AL
Resided in: Decatur, GA

Neill Jack Cox, born Sept. 2, 1925, passed away Jan. 11, 2020 surrounded by family. He is survived by his
3 children, 5 grandchildren, great grandchild, and numerous loving friends. Jack, who was a decorated
expert rifleman and infantryman in the 36th Division during WWII and an officer during the Korean War,
also received the French Legion of Honour and was an honorary Marine. As a civilian Jack was an
accomplished pianist who loved classical music, running, and spending time with family and friends. A
private ceremony will be held by the immediate family.

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  1. Our condolences. We know how you will miss him. We’ve enjoyed your stories about him over many years.
    Jim Coonan and Linda Lowe

  2. Jack was something else. When I drove him in the Atlanta Veterans Parade, he rode in the passenger seat next to me. He waved at all the young ladies he saw and if we stopped and there were no fences to keep the watchers from coming closer, Jack motioned families and young women to come over to the jeep and he made sure the young lady stood next to him while a photo was taken. He was a Hero and he will be missed.

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