Samuel A. Cox

Samuel A. Cox, 80 years, of Honey Brook, died on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at his home, while under the loving care of his family and hospice.

He was born in Nitro, WV on Sunday, June 15, 1941. Samuel was the son of the late Charles W. and Ellen M. (Shrom) Cox. He was the husband of Aleta G. (Watson) Cox, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.

Samuel and Aleta served as missionaries in Chuuk and Pohnpei in Micronesia.  While serving there in the 60’s, they taught school and began a Bible study that later became a church.  In the 80’s the church started a Christian School which he and Aleta helped to start.  Then in the late 90’s and early 2000’s he was a college professor at the University of Micronesia in Pohnpei. 

During his lifetime he was also employed as a Biology middle school teacher for the Coatesville School District and an insurance salesman for Nationwide Insurance Company.

Sam was very interested in the Sciences and especially Einstein’s theories.   In the late 90’s/early 2000’s, he developed his own website on his perspective of the Seven Dimensional Hyper-spherical Universe and how it actually supported the Bible and simple faith in God.  He enjoyed camping with his family, water skiing, boating, airplanes and being a mentor to those in need of his leadership skills.  Samuel was a member of the Great Valley Presbyterian Church for many years before moving to Honey Brook.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles R. Cox.

He is survived in addition to his wife, by three sons, David (Sophie) Cox of Lititz, Mark (Tia) Cox of West Chester and Daniel (Carrie) Cox of Texas, a daughter, Sharon (David) Ruth of Honey Brook, a half- brother, Barry Cox and two half-sisters, Christine Gray and Kelle Cox and a sister-in-law, Myrna Cox. There are 25 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11 AM at the Great Valley Presbyterian Church, 2005 Swedesford Road, Malvern, Pa.  19355. Interment will follow at the adjoining cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM at the church.  In honor of Samuel's love of the Pacific Islands, the family would encourage everyone to wear a Hawaiian shirt or like attire to the funeral services.  Memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Samuel to

Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home of Honey Brook, Pa.

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We wish you peace and strength during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

~ Clement, Greg & Jackie LARGO, FL
7/19/2021 4:12:26 PM

Thick Ink / Screening Room offers its sincerest condolences to the entire Cox family. Please remember the good times to help with these difficult times.

~ Chris Sipos
7/19/2021 1:52:59 PM

I and my family extend our heartfelt condolences to the Cox family. A life well lived is to be celebrated and remembered with love. This was such a life.

~ Ernie Berger NYC, NY
7/16/2021 11:09:46 AM

Sharing our deep condolences with all of you. It gave me pride to read all the spectacular accomplishments that he had in his lifetime. What a great man. Our prayers are with you.

~ Jonathan & Lynley Ruth
7/15/2021 8:38:31 AM

Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Such a hard time but knowing he is in heaven walking with Jesus helps.

~ jane rabun San Diego, CA
7/14/2021 7:11:15 PM

I am praying for your whole family to be comforted at the earthly loss of Sam. What a special legacy he has left through all of you and all of the missionary work that he and Aleta completed. Hugs and prayers to Aleta and all of the family.

~ Maria Feist Parkesburg,
7/14/2021 5:29:25 PM

Uncle Sam will be greatly missed! He was always so full of life and full of love to all he met! Even when he got ill, he tried to share God’s love through Facebook posts and online conversations with people. A remarkable man in so many ways!

~ Kathy Lupinek
7/14/2021 4:55:54 PM

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