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Center United Methodist Church
Thursday January 27th, 2022

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Gary Howard Cox

Gary Howard Cox, 74, of Sanford passed away Saturday January 22, 2022. A graveside service will be held Thursday January 27, 2022 at Center United Methodist Church at 3pm.

Mr. Cox was born in Lee County to the late John Paul Cox and Kathleen Cummings Cox.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by stepmother Sara Cox.

Gary was a proud business owner of Air Scrubbers Inc and served in the United States Air Force. One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with his family. He was an avid animal lover, always taking in a stray. He was a member at Life Springs Church where he volunteered as a youth leader. After retirement he enjoyed spending his time at his family homestead where his passion was restoring his grandfather’s barn.

He is survived by his wife Susan Furr Cox; children John Thomas Cox (Carrie), Jason Howard Cox (Mandy), and Ashley Cox Harrington (Brian); grandchildren Maggie Cox DiTullio (Ethan), Madison Cox Swart (Eric), Colleton Goehagan, Abbey Cox, Alexandria Cox, Jake Cox, and Shepard Harrington; great grandchildren Liam, Maverick, and Charlotte Swart; and sisters Beverly Cranford (Mike) and Paula Rogers.

Visitation will be held Wednesday Jan 26 from 5 - 7 PM at the family home.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to a local animal charity of one’s choice, or Life Springs Church 3215 Keller-Andrews Rd, Sanford, NC 27330, or to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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We are so sorry for your loss of Gary. He was a good man and
A friend to all. May God Bless you all during this difficult.

Cecil And Jane Williams Feb 12 2022 6:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Cox

Mike and Linda Howell Jan 31 2022 12:32 PM

Susan I just found out Gary had passed - So sorry for your families loss -
I so much enjoyed the conversations I had with Gary over the years .....

I also remember that Christmas when the Company let you'll go and
Gary was bit taken back - We both Joked The Day Would Come When
They Would Regret What They Had Done - He in fact got the Last Laugh
and a Good Chuckle at that as how The Business ( AIR SCRUBBERS ) turned out for you both -

Timothy Knowles Jan 30 2022 8:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Cox

Kim Lloyd Crosby Jan 30 2022 5:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Cox

Larry and Joyce Lloyd Jan 29 2022 11:11 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Cox

Ron and Ursula Kelly Jan 28 2022 7:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Cox

Rob and Lori Thomas Jan 28 2022 11:43 AM

sorry for your loss, sending thoughts and prayer to your family. Have lots of memories of Gary during our high school years, he was a fine man.

Marie Mclendon Jan 28 2022 8:27 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Cox

Marie Mclendon Jan 28 2022 8:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Cox

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