Dexter Ray Cox, Sr.

March 23, 1943 ~ December 30, 2021 (age 78)


Dexter Ray Cox, Sr., age 78, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family.

A visitation will be held on Monday, January 3, 2022, at Cox Memorial Funeral Home from 6 until 8pm.

A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 3:00pm at Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Larry White officiating.

Dexter was born in Lee County on March 23, 1943, to the late Zebulon Vance Cox, Sr., and Nolie Thomas Cox. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Lee Cox. Dexter had a ministry of taking the elderly to their appointments. He also loved restoring old gas pumps and especially spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ruby Atkins Cox; sons, Dexter Ray Cox, Jr. and wife Michelle of Concord, Tracey Shane Cox of Sanford; sister, Charline McNeill of Carthage; brother, Vance Cox, Jr. of Shallotte, NC; grandchildren, Dexter Ray Cox, III and wife Coty, Kelby, Kayla, Reece, Riley, Bonham.

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