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Sherman Michael Cox

May 31, 1943 October 24, 2018
Sherman Michael Cox
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Obituary for Sherman Michael Cox

Sherman Michael Cox, 75, of Chesapeake, VA passed away on October 24th, 2018, after bravely battling lung cancer for over a year.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Beverly; mother Eva Bell Wood; and three beloved Labrador Retrievers:  Pasha, Fudge, and Hershey.  He's survived by his devoted daughter, Alexis Cox; sister-in-law Donna Wolf and her husband Dean; brother-in-law Dennis Pierce; and loyal yellow Lab Winston.
Michael was born in Eldorado, IL and attended Union City High School in Union City, TN.  He went on to graduate from Union University in Jackson, TN.  After graduation, he spent two years volunteering for the Peace Corps teaching English in Turkey, and another two years traveling extensively across the U.S. as a college recruiter and field representative for the Peace Corps.  Michael spent the bulk of his career in Human Resources at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, where he worked for 25 years, retiring as its Associate Director of Human Resources.  
Outside work, Michael was a voracious reader and consumer of news, history buff, and lover of simple pleasures like enjoying the breeze and birdsong from his screened porch.  He possessed a quiet intelligence, a razor sharp wit, and an insatiable sweet tooth.  Michael enjoyed many summers vacationing with his family on the Outer Banks and loved to spoil his dogs.
A memorial service will be held December 1st at 2pm at Oman Funeral Home, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322.  Memorial contributions may be made to your local SPCA or the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. 
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2:00 PM 12/1/2018 2:00:00 PM
Oman Funeral Home & Crematory

653 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Oman Funeral Home & Crematory
653 Cedar Road Chesapeake 23322 VA
United States

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