LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday June 27 at the Partlow Chapel for Mr. Cox, 83, of Lebanon. A member of the Church of God, a minister, and former employee of both the Lebanon Woolen Mills and the City of Lebanon, Mr. Cox died Wednesday June 24, 2009 at the Quality Health Care Center.
Visitation Friday 2 - 7 p.m. at the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Services will be conducted by Brother Gordon Lee and Brothe Bernie Zeilsdorf. Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: wife Lura Belle Cox; children Nathan (Susie) Cox and Barbara (Jerry) Dies.
Also surviving are sisters Dorothy Scoggins, Zettie (Bill) Hamlett and Vera (John) Wrye; grandchildren: Randy (Lisa) Dies, Shane (Jill) Dies, Valerie Jean McGhee and Steven Cox; stepchildren Sue (Johnny) Broussard, Gayle Surrat and Jimmy Forsyth; step- grandchildren Michael D. Smith, Racheal A. Smith, Penny Pogue, Kenny Broussard, Tammy (Jay) Makatche, Sheree (Dale) Heiflin, Chrystal (Juan) Hernandez, Tina (Billy) Hayes, Ken Surrat and Teresa Bane; numerous great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by parents George S. and Ruth Violet Kirby Cox; sons Melvin L. Cox and Riley Irvin "Snaze" Cox; brothers James R. Cox, Charles H. Cox, David Cox and Wayne Cox.
Family will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Church of God Worship & Ministry Center, 1007 Hartsville Pike, Lebanon 37087.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.