Robert D. Cox, 87, died November 10, 2017 at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky. He was born to Bert and Ida Cox on December 17, 1929 in Elizabethtown, IL. He was a member of Arcadia United Methodist Church.
Robert was an analytical chemist at Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago, IL for 25 years before taking early retirement.
Robert is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty Lou (McMaster) Cox; one daughter, Teresa Ann (Roland) Topcik of Carbondale, IL; brother-in-law, Bill (Sue) McMaster, Elizabethtown, IL; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and two sisters-in-law.
As per his request, there was no visitation or funeral. Entombment was at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Arcadia United Methodist Church, 261 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42001.
Lindsey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.