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Obituary for John Michael Cox

John Michael Cox, 65, of Chesapeake lost his battle with heart disease on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 peacefully in his home.

“Mike” was born on August 13th, 1955 in West Virginia to Dale Thomas Cox, Sr. and Anna Lee Sandy. He was the second born of 5 children. He worked construction to include roofing and steel work for many years. Throughout his life he loved the outdoors: camping, white-water rafting, sky diving, and hang gliding. In the end, he greatly enjoyed talking politics and taking care of his daughter and her family.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, his niece Jenny, and grandson Waylon. Survived by his siblings Dale Thomas Cox Jr. (Pat), Patricia Hutson (Kenneth), Donna Young (Danny), and Billy Cox (Lucy); nieces and nephews Chris, Michelle, and Marilyn; his daughter Karly Beckman and her husband Adam Beckman; and his grandchildren Karson, Christiana, & Magnolia.

He was a strong man who was truly loved and will be greatly missed.