Jeffrey Gifford Cox, 58, of Cary, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, Tuesday, September 6, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Lynn Janel Wambach Cox; two beloved sons, Corey Gifford Cox and James "Jim" Jeffrey Cox; father, Arthur Emanual Cox; sister, Judith Annette Cox Crater; brother, Kevin Paul Cox; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved Golden puppy, Cooper. 

Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Corrine LaVoie Cox and his brother, Charles Arthur Cox.

Jeff was born June 16, 1958 in Chicago, IL to Arthur and the late Shirley Corrine LaVoie Cox. Art's career at IBM took the family to various places, their longest being in Casper, WY and Longmont, CO. Jeff grew up with three siblings, Judy, Kevin, and Chuck, with whom he shared a special bond. The four Cox siblings especially enjoyed camping, family reunions at their grandparents, and spending time with their cousins. Jeff and Lynn met in Denver, Colorado while working at IBM and were married on April 4, 1985. On July 30, 1986, his twin sons, Corey and Jim, were born. Jeff treasured spending time with his family. With his sons, Jeff shared his love of Mel Brooks movies and passed his love of classic rock down to Jim. He raised two Golden Retrievers, Dirk and Cooper, with his sons and enjoyed sharing the act of caring for the dogs with them. Jeff was a season ticket holder for the Denver Broncos long after their move to North Carolina. Jeff and Jim enjoyed going to games and keeping up with the team. Jeff and Corey enjoyed skiing and bonded over their trips together. He loved to play tennis and golf. Jeff gave back to others in so many ways: he volunteered with the USO in Raleigh and donated his time by traveling to Portsmouth, NH for seven years to help a close friend who organized a concert fundraiser for S.A.S.S. (Sexual Assault Support Services). It was through helping with the yearly fundraiser that Jeff grew to know and love the band that played for it, Beatle Juice, a Beatle tribute band. He will be remembered for his intelligence, leadership, incredible sense of humor, warmth and dedication to helping others.

During his prosperous long career at IBM and Maverick, Jeff gained many close friends and had many adventures. One of the important things in Jeff's life was the time he spent in the Navy. He served for six years and was on the USS Sunfish fast attack submarine. He made some incredible friends while serving and considers them family.

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