Robbie Neil Cox, age 39, passed away April 24, 2012 at his residence in Bloomington. He was a well known musician in southern Indiana playing in his band, the “Cox Brothers” regularly at the Bluebird in Bloomington. He was also the owner and operator of Hoosier Reclaimed Lumber in Bloomington.
Neil was born on February 11, 1973 in Landstuhl, Germany and was a 1991 graduate of Brown County High School and went on to attend the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. Known to his family and friends as a “motivational speaker”, Neil was very spiritual and outgoing, always helping others. He was a naturalist and was considered an expert mushroom hunter. Neil was there to take in many stray animals who needed love and a home. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his several dogs & cats, especially his beloved dog ‘Ollie’. Neil also enjoyed writing poetry and songs with meaning. He will be remembered as a loving son & brother and devoted father.
Survivors include his mother: Carol Ann Skirvin – Thomas of Nashville; Father: Rob N. (Kim) Cox of Mason, OH; girlfriend: Melissa Cordon of Bloomington; brother: Rick (Laura) Cox of Bean Blossom; Step sister: Becky Sandefur of York, SC; step brother: Jamie Philips of Houston, TX. He was the father to three daughters: Emilia Roy Cox, Avery & Ella Grace Cordon all of Bloomington. Neil will be remembered by his paternal grandmother: Marjorie Cox of Columbus; several aunts & uncles and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Marilyn Gambold & Bob Thomas and paternal grandfather: Noah Cox.
The Rev. Roy Hendershot will conduct a graveside service 2 pm Friday at the Bond Cemetery in Brown County, State Road 46 West across from Mike’s Dance Barn. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Neil to the Brown County Humane Society, PO Box 746 Nashville, IN 47448.
Condolences to the Cox family can be made at www.meredith-clark.com