Frederick W. Cox, Jr.

December 2, 1936 - June 10, 2017
Frederick W. Cox, Jr.

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Frederick W Cox, Jr., a resident of Hendersonville, NC for 11 years, passed away Saturday, June 10, at the age of 80. Fred and his wife Paula were born in NJ and after they married in 1959, they relocated to Ft. Lauderdale and Wilton Manors, FL where daughters Margaret and Joann were born.

A “shell back” Fred served for 6 years as a submariner with the US Navy 6th Fleet, beginning in 1953.  He was able to travel around the world and thus begin his love of the water.  An avid big game fisherman and a diver, the Bahamas, Panama, Venezuela, Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas, and especially the Great Barrier Reef were his Favorites.

He also had a love of cars and in 1973 opened Auto Acrylics, Inc., in Oakland Park, FL, restoring numerous exotic automobiles.  A 1973 Ford Mach I Mustang was one of several of his personal restorations for his family.  Since the NC move and several more restorations, he turned to gardening and woodworking. Natural edge bowls and kitchen items were his favorites

His wife Paula of 58 years lives at the Cox home.  Daughters Margaret Robertson and Joann Doyle (husband James) also live in Hendersonville.  Fred’s brother Arthur Cox (wife Patricia) lives in Jupiter Fl.  All are deeply saddened by this loss of a loving husband, father and brother, as are many friends. They know he is in the hands of a loving God and know HE will be protected, just as Fred protected his family.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Shuler Funeral Home at 4pm on Friday, June 16, 2017 with military honors.  The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

Burial at sea off the coast of FL will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charles George Veterans Attn. Volunteer Services, 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.


Friday, June 16, 2017
4:00 PM

Shuler Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • June 15, 2017
    Gary Taylor says:
    Ive know Fred for several year's, He will be truly missed!, He was a good man, I miss him

  • June 16, 2017
    Peggy Dunlay says:
    Dear Paula and family, So sorry for your loss. I remember hearing many wonderful stories about him and what a wonderful person he was. You have my deepest sympathy. Sincerely,

  • June 16, 2017
    Bill Dixon says:
    On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on Frederick's passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful for Frederick's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother we say, “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country." "Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way." 2 Thess 3:16. Frederick W. Cox Jr, US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol. Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate. Bill Dixon, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.

  • June 19, 2017
    Brooks & Lisa Stepp says:
    Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.