Mox, Bobby Louis
October 21, 1941 - February 19, 2018
Bobby Louis Mox was born on October 21, 1941 in Dallas Texas as the fourth child of Minnie Ora Mox and Francis Marion Mox in Dallas, Texas. He died February 19, 2018 in Dallas, TX.
He is survived by Mary Kathryn, his wife, and two daughters Louisa Mox and Dale Graham, son-in-law Paul Graham, granddaughter Madeline Hoelscher and grandson Mark Hoelscher and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Francis Marion Mox and Minnie Ora Mox, as well as his brother Clifford.
Bobby was the fourth of 7 children, growing up in Dallas. He attended school until 10th grade, completing his GED in the army. Bobby was a member of the 101st airborne division and participated in numerous maneuvers in Europe and the Caribbean. He received an honorable discharge from the army in 1964. After that, he worked for ADT, learning about alarms and gaining the respect of the companies whose alarms he monitored and maintained. Among these was Eastman Kodak Co., who hired him. After 27 years of employment, he retired from Kodak as supervisor of building maintenance, retiring at the age of 55. During his career, he went to night school earning certifications in electrical work, heating and air, and electronics as well as his FCC license to operate CB radios.
In retirement, he played a lot of golf, visited with his grandchildren, and he helped care for his father-in-law. One of his favorite ways to relax was to cook on the grill and make homemade guacamole on a Friday night in the 70’s. He was big on computer games like Myst and others requiring the player to solve puzzles and mysteries to advance in the game. At the end of his life, two of his favorite movies were Sergeant York and Secondhand Lions. He and his family watched every single episode of Quantum Leap and The Pretender at least once, and right up until he went into the hospital for the last time, he was keeping a regular appointment with his daughter and son-in-law to watch Scorpion.
He was always willing to help if someone needed assistance with heat and air or anything mechanical. Often, he could diagnose a problem right over the phone. He was always physically more agile than his age, beating us all at Wii until a brain tumor impaired him. His sense of humor was intact even as his illness progressed, joking in the doctor’s waiting area to keep others’ moods lighter. He had a spirit of determination that was inspiring, and that inspiration is only intensified now that he’s no longer physically here.
Family will receive friends on Monday February 26th from 10-11 am at Northside Baptist Church. The service will be held at the same location at 11:00. From there, funeral events will proceed to Hilltop Memorial Cemetery with military honors graveside. Flowers and plants are welcome, but memorials may also be made to the Northside Baptist Church of Carrollton for their missionary work in Haiti.
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