Grover Lee Cox, Jr.

Posted March 28, 2019

Grover Lee Cox, Jr., 73, of Summerville, SC, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019.  He is survived by his wife, Marylon Cox and children, Cindy (Shawn) Olmstead of Summerville, SC, Jason (Mindy) Cox of Lexington, SC and step-daughters Kim Haskell of North Charleston, SC, Lisa (Jordy) Tupper of Summerville, SC, Brenda (Eugene) Jackson of Virginia Beach, VA, step-son, Robert Haskell, Jr. (Betty) of Cary, NC, as well as 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his siblings, Gene (Wanda) Cox of Galax, VA, Gerald (Kathy) Cox of Galax, VA, Elizabeth (Johnny) Privette of Stokesdale, NC and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased in death by his wife, Janet Mink Cox of Summerville, SC, his sister Wanda Cox McAlindon of Kernersville, NC, and his parents Grover Lee Cox, Sr. and Ilene Wilson Cox of Galax, VA.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Greater Heights Church, 2625 South Live Oak Drive, Moncks Corner.

Grover was born on June 8, 1945 in Grayson County, VA.  After graduating high school, he joined the Air Force and was a Vietnam War veteran.  He was in the Air Force Reserves and worked in civil service on the Charleston Air Force Base where he retired with a rank of Senior Master Sargeant.   He was a volunteer firefighter at the Old Fort Fire Department where he rose to Fire Chief.  He also enjoyed coaching little league for many years at the local YMCA.

Grover enjoyed going antiquing, was an avid sports fan, and cherished spending time with his family. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Grover’s honor to the American Lung Association – SC Chapter and mailed to 44-A Marketfield Drive, Charleston, SC 29407 or online at www.action.lung.org.  Donations can also be made to the Alzheimer’s Association – SC Chapter which can be mailed to 901 S. Pine Street, Lower Level, Spartanburg, SC 29302 or made online at www.alz.org/sc/donate in honor of his family members affected by this disease.  

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