John Cox, 80, died Feb. 14.

Born in Paterson, New Jersey, he was a son of the late James H. and Florence Cox.

He was a graduate of Farleigh Dickerson University, in New Jersey.

John was hired under J. Edgar Hoover in 1971, and worked as a special agent with the FBI. He served in Jacksonville, Florida, Memphis, Tennessee, Clarksville, Tennessee, Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania, and the Miami division.

He retired from the Columbia division in 1995.

John was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach and a member of the Retired Agents Association.

John was a truly a great man. He married the love of his life in 1958, and was by her side for the entire 60-year journey. He taught his children to love their families and friends, honesty, integrity and a strong work ethic. He always loved and supported his children.

Everyone who was fortunate to have met him benefited from the experience. He is in heaven now, sharing a glass of wine with all of those who went before him.

He is preceded in death by brother Harrison Cox and sister Carolyn Sabagh.

Survivors include Roberta, his wife of 60 years; sons James D. Cox (Courtney) of St. Augustine, Florida, and John D. Cox (Sandra) of Irmo; daughter Dr. Cheryl Ann Cox (William Powell) of Spartanburg; grandchildren Chase Cox, Kathryn Powell, Carly Cox, Thomas Powell, Madeline Cox and Darien Cox and great-grandchildren Marley and Marjorie Cox.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, March 2 at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice.

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

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