William Michael Cox (14 Apr 1950 - 3 Dec 2019)

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Location
Rainsbrook Crematorium, Avon Room Ashlawn Road Rugby CV22 5QQ
Date
18th Dec 2019
Time
1pm
Funeral Director
Walton & Taylor Ltd

In loving memory of beloved William Michael Cox who sadly passed away on 3rd December 2019.

After the service at the crematorium, there will be a celebration of life and some food at the Great Hall, Dunchurch Park Hotel, Rugby Road, Dunchurch, CV22 6QW.

Donations here will go the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity, specifically to the Critical Care team who were fantastic and compassionate in the short time they looked after Bill.

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Dave Moore wrote

Bill You are Not forgoten on this your Special Day.
Prayers and fondest memories from an old and grateful friend.

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Binder Singh donated in memory of William

Dear Ella and Anna, I was very saddened to learn of Dr Bill Cox passing away, we both graduated from the Corrosion and Protection Center at UMIST, about the same time; but stayed in touch largely through work; at one period at the same company, although he in the UK and I in Texas. And so we often exchanged valuable experiences in the corrosion management field. With him settling in the Coventry/Rugby area (my old school boy years) I joked about him now being a Midlander like myself- though yes he was always a proud Yorkshire man! I always felt Bill was professionally way ahead of his time, and liked his exemplary confidence, and ability to push the knowledge window. He was indeed a true gent, and will be missed by us all - RIP dear Bill.
Note: Also many thanks to Dave and Hannah Moore for diligently reaching out to many of Bills friends and colleagues ( scattered all over the world) and helping coordinate matters at this very difficult of times. Kind regards to all.

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Binder Singh wrote

As previously written

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Varghese Chakko Nettikaden donated in memory of William

Our deepest condolences, Bill was a very straight talking, kind, generous with his advice and time, funny guy. I learned a lot from the interactions with Bill from the time the I first met Bill back in 2003. He is one of the guys who inspired me to pursue my career within the Oil & Gas Industry in the field of Corrosion Management. Rest In Peace Bill. God Bless you Bill and your lovely family Ella and Anna.

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Bob Eden donated in memory of William

God bless you Bill.

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Chris Kiely donated £100 in memory of William

Bill was one of a kind - fun, generous, loving and always a Yorkshireman. The world was a better place with him in it xxx

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Matt Brooke-Smith donated £200 in memory of William
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Ed Heaver donated in memory of William

My most striking memory of Bill is a hundred mile an hour midnight ride through Birmingham underpasses on the back of that 1100cc monster he had at the time. A truly unforgettable experience. The next time I met Bill he was monitoring corrosion. One of his largely unheralded successes was promoting CML technology to solve Ashlock corrosion. Another unforgettable experience. Most years Gill and I used to bump in to Bill at NACE. Always the corrosion man, but it was never long before the conversation turned to Anna and Ella. Even thousands of miles away, doing what he loved, Bill’s thoughts were never far from his family. I’ll miss you Bill, rest in peace.

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Daniel & Jenny Jenkins & Grinblo donated in memory of William

We are so sorry for your loss.

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Stuart Lyon donated in memory of William

I first met Bill shortly after I arrived in Manchester/UMIST in 1983. Even then he was a font of practical wisdom to the callow youth that I was and I am eternally grateful for his early advice. Kindly, free in sharing his ideas and thoughts, always straight talking and straight doing, he will be greatly missed.

On behalf of staff in the former UMIST Corrosion and Protection Centre, and my current colleagues in the Corrosion@Manchester group, I pass on our condolences at this difficult time.

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Wai Him & Winnie Mok donated £200 in memory of William

Dear Anna,

Our hearts go out to you and Ella on the passing of Bill. Winnie and I are deeply honored and blessed to have known Bill as a great friend and mentor.

Wai Him Mok

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Paul Doherty donated in memory of William

I want to express my deepest sympathy for the sudden passing of Bill. He was a great friend; a friendship that started during our graduate school days at UMIST. He always was able to express interesting opinions and creative ideas on any subject. As a result I have many fond memories from those times. Like many of his friends and associates I was extremely fortunate to have known him. Please accept Mitra and I's deepest condolences.

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David and Hannah Moore wrote

Bill was a generous man, often giving the distilled knowledge of decades and asking nothing in return. Whenever I approached Bill for guidance, help or support he was always quick and generous with his response. I only began to understand just how many lives he had influenced, for the better, when I was asked to contact his friends around the world for their thoughts about his passing.
His understanding of the oil and energy Industry and the world of corrosion was truly extensive. He knew and was friends with many hundreds of the people involved in the corrosion prevention and management sectors at every level.
I miss Bill now; I will continue to miss him for many years to come.
I know I am not alone in thinking that the world of corrosion has lost a true ambassador and a very good friend.
Dave Moore

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David and Hannah Moore donated £200 in memory of William

Bill was a generous man, often giving the distilled knowledge of decades and asking nothing in return. Whenever I approached Bill for guidance, help or support he was always quick and generous with his response. I only began to understand just how many lives he had influenced, for the better, when I was asked to contact his friends around the world for their thoughts about his passing.
His understanding of the oil and energy Industry and the world of corrosion was truly extensive. He knew and was friends with many hundreds of the people involved in the corrosion prevention and management sectors at every level.
I miss Bill now; I will continue to miss him for many years to come.
I know I am not alone in thinking that the world of corrosion has lost a true ambassador and a very good friend.

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Adolf Aumueller donated in memory of William

in memory of Bill, a special nice guy

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Jim Palmer donated £200 in memory of William

Anna, on behalf of all ex-Capcis staff, please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Bill. He was an inspiration to many of us during his time at Capcis and extremely highly regarded within the "corrosion community". A very sad time.

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Kevin Lawson wrote

Anna, sincerest condolences; myself and Alex were shocked and saddened on hearing that Bill had passed away. I owe Bill so much for what he did for me during my career; one of the greats. You and Ella are in our thoughts at this very difficult time. Best wishes from Kev and Alex Lawson.

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Retha McCutcheon wrote

Anna, I am so saddened to hear about Bill. I was just thinking about y’all last week. Remembering when you were here. You and Ella are in my thoughts and prayers.

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