Wayne James Cox, 83, the
widower of Harriett Coker Cox, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, July
31, 2020 at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital.
Mr. Cox was born the son
of Johnny Lorenza Cox and Mettie Godwin Cox on July 7, 1937 in Williamsburg
County. On April 5, 1959, Wayne married the love of his life, Harriett,
and they shared 60 wonderful years together. He was a retired employee
with Oneita Knitting Mills and Newton’s General Store. He was also
a TNI Vocational Education Instructor with Andrews High School for 15 years.
In order to receive his certification as an instructor, Mr. Cox had to
attend both the University of South Carolina and Clemson University.
Being an avid Gamecock fan, he found it humorous having to attend Clemson
University. He was a retired United States Army National Guard Veteran
where he proudly served for 24 years. He was a member of the
SC Jaycees Palmetto Corps – Andrews Jaycees. Because of his love
for fishing and woodworking, Mr. Cox designed his own business, “Paddles
by Wayne”. He was a faithful member of the Andrews First Pentecostal Holiness
Church where he served over the years as President of the Men’s Fellowship,
choir member, and on the food committee to help raise money for the new
He is survived by:
a special niece and caregiver, Cheryl F. Rogers (Ray) and their children,
Allie and Rhett; two God sons, Keith Poe (Venus) and Kelley Poe; 2 sister-in-laws,
Patsy Cox and Louise Cox; and many loved nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by:
his parents; his wife, Harriett; and his siblings, Hattie Cantley, Ralph
Cox, Lucile Player, Maggie Cribb, the twins – Lorenza Cox and Lola Bell
Cox, Renelda “Shorty” Cox, and Warren Cox.
The Cox family would like
to send a special “Thank You” to Wanda Staggers for her friendship, love
and support during this journey.
A Home Going Celebration
with Military Honors will be 10AM, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Andrews
First Pentecostal Holiness Church directed by McKenzie Funeral Home.
Officiating will be Pastor Dean Baber and Rev. Paul Miles. Burial
will be private.
The Cox family will receive
family and friends immediately after the service.
Due to Covid-19, the family
asks that everyone please practice social distancing and facemasks are
Memorials may be made to:
Andrews Pentecostal Holiness Church, c/o Men’s Fellowship, 602 North Farr
Ave., Andrews, SC, 29510.