Simeon Oliver Coxe, Jr., was born at Rapidan, Virginia on August 15, 1910. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1933 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and received a Master's degree from Cornell University. He was a Civil Engineer for his entire career, working in Knoxville, New Orleans, and Mobile. Mr. Coxe married Mary Cadell Moses in 1936; the couple had three children. He died at Spanish Fort, Alabama on October 6, 1999.