John Cornelius Cox, 83, of Fairfax Station, Virginia, passed away at home surrounded by his family, on October 17, 2020 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Fairfax Memorial Park Cemetery (9900 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22032) A graveside service will be held to allow for proper Covid safety for all attendees.
The processional will begin at the side of the Funeral Home located at 9902 Braddock Rd (at the intersection of Braddock and Burke Station roads) Please follow instruction from Funeral Home staff regarding where to park as you wait to process in line to the gravesite)
John was born in Alexandria, Virginia on February 11, 1937. He graduated from George Washington High School and continued to receive a bachelor’s degree from American University.
John was married to Susan Jean O’Driscoll on April 25, 1959, the love of his life. They were married for 61 years.
John joined the Alexandria Police department where he distinguished himself as a marksman, winning many local, regional, and national matches, to include receiving the distinction of the 1st ever Police Distinguished Expert from the NRA. He then became a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he held various positions during his 25 year career, from Firearms Instructor at the FBI Academy to Supervisory Special Agent in the Counter Terrorism Unit @ FBI Headquarters.
John is survived by his wife Susan, his children John Daniel Cox (Debra), Michael Frank Cox (Lisa), and Cornelia Cox Musser (Richard), grandchildren James, Jason, Bryan, Tyler, John, Perry, Crystal and Mark; step grandchildren Joshua, Brian, Amy, Jaclyn, Meghan, Caraline, and Emma. Last, but not least, 24 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents John Cornelius Cox, Elsie Fearson Cox, and his loving sister Marion Genevieve Gibson.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer Association and/or the Law Enforcement agency of your choosing.