Daniel Herman “Buck” Cox Jr, 79 of Holly Ridge, formerly of Sanford, passed away Tuesday March 19, 2019. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday March 24th at Spring Hill United Methodist Church, 1960 Spring Hill Church Rd, Lillington, NC 27546.
Mr. Cox was born in Harnett Co, a son of the late Daniel Herman Cox and Gonza Lee Keeler Cox. In his early years Buck was a Constable in Lee County and later sold mobile homes. After his retirement he and Hellen moved to Holly Ridge.
Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, Hellen Strickland Cox; his children, Danny Cox and wife Dee, Cindy Cox and husband Curtis Baker, and Annette Erny and husband Darrell; grandchildren, Kane Cauthen, Dalton Cox and Dylan Cox; great-grandchildren, Kana Cauthen, Brody Cauthen, and Marley Cauthen; siblings, Shelda Rice, Rhea and Frank Martinez, Edna Purtell, Vernon and Gwenn Cox, and Rita Crisco. Buck was preceded in death by a sister, Nita Korenek and a brother, Mickey Cox.
The family will greet friends at Spring Hill United Methodist Church beginning at 1:00pm Sunday prior to the Memorial service.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Reel Housewives of Topsail Island Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 2067, Surf City, NC 28445. In support of this effort, Buck was a tissue donor to assist with reconstruction with breast cancer survivors.