Julian Barclay Cox, age 92, of Sugar Land, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012. He was born December 22, 1919 in East Point, Georgia, to Will Skidmore Cox, Jr. and Vera Beatrice Anderson. Julian has one brother, Will Skidmore Cox, III, and a sister, Alice Rosine Cox, now Mrs. Warren Wilson. Julian grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended public school and graduated from Boys High School in 1938. He was employed by the Federal Government in the U.S. Army Depot at Conley, Georgia. In 1943, Julian was inducted into the United States Navy, and took his basic training at the U.S. Naval Station in Newport, Rhode Island. After graduating from basic training ,Julian was sent to Houston, to serve in the Port Directors Office, where they monitored shipping in the Gulf of Mexico. He met and then married Dorothy Elkins on July 8, 1944. Later he served on the U.S. Trego and U.S. Ariel in the Atlantic Theater, with a rank of Storekeeper, 2nd Class. While in the service his first son, Gary Barclay Cox was born on June 30, 1945, in Eagle Lake, Texas. At the end of the war, Julian moved his bride and son Gary, to Atlanta, Georgia, where he resumed his employment with the Government, this time in the Transportation Department, scheduling the return of deceased veterans for reburial in the Southeastern United States.
In 1949, the family moved to Texas, where Julian enrolled in the University of Houston. He was a member and President of Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity, he and the fraternity participated in the Frontier Days Celebration. Julian graduated in 1952 with a BA Degree in Business Administration. On June 29, 1953 a second son, Timothy Elkins Cox was born in Houston, Texas. Julian was employed in the retail business in Houston, for Sears, Roebuck and Co., Joskes, and Weiners Department stores, before joining the Small Business Administration in 1962. He retired in 1981. Julian was a member of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter, Camp # 67-Houston. A life long Methodist, Julian was a member of Sugar Land First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his Wife, Dorothy; Son, Gary B Cox & wife LaQuita, Son, Tim E Cox & wife Laurie; Grandchildren, Michael B Cox DC, Michelle L Cox, David L Cox & wife Sam(antha), Diana Castellano & husband Danny, Denise Sletten; Great Grandchildren, Stoli Jane Cox, Alice Cox, Mia Castellano, Katrina Sletten, Alyssa Lawson; Sister, Rosine Wilson; and a host of relatives and friends
A Celebration of Julian’s life was held Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank Julian’s Home Care Helpers, Oma Johnson and Brenda Cunningham; Hospice care nurses, Becky Jacobson and Melissa Rause; and Dr. Shiva Satish for all of their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to, Sugar Land First United Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge Rd., Sugar Land, TX 77478.