He was born on Dec. 24, 1934, in Landis, the son of the late Samuel Calvin and Lena (Kesner) Cox.
Mr. Cox graduated from Franklin High School and became an LPN, retiring from Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg. He attended Wilson Chapel Church, Upper Tract United Methodist Church and later South Mill Creek Church of the Brethren.
He was a talented self-taught musician and belonged to the Potomac Valley Men’s Choir. He loved to spend time in the garden caring for his roses and many flowers. He was known as a kind, compassionate person who also loved animals. He was passionate about his faith and enjoyed telling others of how good the Lord is.
Mr. Cox leaves behind to cherish his memory a sister, Janie Sites (Johnny) of Dorcas; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Carolyn Ours (Larry) of Petersburg.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Swick.
In honoring his wishes, he will be cremated and a celebration of life will be held by his family at a later date with inurnment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o the Basagic Funeral Home, PO Box 400 Petersburg, WV 26847.
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