Alton Cox Jr., 87, a beloved father
and the husband of Helen Prosser Cox, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday
morning, May 29, 2013 at his residence.
Mr. Cox was born the son of Thomas
Alton Cox and Mary Effie Wheeler Cox on May 7, 1926 in Williamsburg County.
He was a retired employee with International Paper Company and was a retired
United Stated Army Veteran. He was a member of the Earle United Methodist
Church. Over the years, he assisted in building several churches
including Pine Crest Baptist Church and Cornerstone Baptist Church.
He was an avid fisherman and farmer. Moreover, to those who have
known him, his greatest accomplishment is his legacy of patriotic honor,
Christian values, and loving fatherhood for his children, grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, family and friends.
Alton and Helen were married
on August 14, 1948 and celebrated 65 years together. Their
home was blessed with: four children, Alton “Al” (Nancy) Cox III,
Anthony “Tony” Deleon Cox, Kathy Delores Cox, and Kelly (Bill) C. Fenters;
three grandchildren, Matthew Alton Cox IV., Ryan (Brooke) Fenters, and
Kyleigh (Bubba) C. Shirley; and five great-grandchildren, Bailey Cox, Jacob
A. Cox, RyLee Fenters, Bryant “That Little Boy” Fenters, and Barnes Shirley.
He was predeceased by:
his parents; a son, Tony; a daughter, Kathy; four brothers, Horace Cox,
JC Cox, Thomas Theron Cox, and Carlisle Cox; and four sisters, Lavere C.
Gorman, Winifred C. Register, Hilda C. Showell, and Jeanette C. Evans.
A Going Home Celebration with
Military Honors will be 4 PM, Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Earle United
Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Harmony cemetery directed
by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Friday
evening, May 31, 2013, at the Andrews Chapel.
The Cox family would like to
extend a special “Thank You” to: Dr. David P. Rodgers, Ahava Hospice
of Columbia, SC, Dr. Michael Gibson, Denette Bowman, and Ellen Turner for
the care and compassion shown to them during this journey.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored
to serve the Cox family.
Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieFuneralH@aol.com