Edward Kent Cox
Edward Kent Cox departed this earthly life on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Born December 29, 1964, he was a son of the late Namon Edward Cox and Barbara Ann Graham Cox. Mr. Cox proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He retired from Huntington Ingalls Industries. Kent enjoyed his home, known as Dragonslate Farms. One of his favorite places to be on the farm was either among the trees, or near the pond. He also was a master woodworker and, along with his wife, Melissa, raised blackberries. Kent loved his ice cream and never even minded going to 7/11 in the snow to get some. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Matthew Edward Cox and a sister, Wanda Sue Cox.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Melissa Lynne Taylor; his children, James Cox, Martha Cox, Caitlin Cox, Jonathan Cox, Connie Minga and her husband, Trey, Kelly Pleasant and her husband, Daniel, and Susan Dunbar and her husband, Justin; grandsons, Damien Payne, Daxton Dunbar, and Ryan Minga; a brother, Roy David Cox; a sister, Veronica Cook and her husband, Darryl; ex-wives, Christy Cox, and Ruth Quesenberry, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family.
A celebration of Kent’s life will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at his home, Dragonslate Farm. The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel where condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.
Waverly, VA 23890