Edward Kent Cox

Edward Kent Cox

Waverly, VA
12.29.1964 - 05.04.2019
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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.

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Dragonslate Farm
Otterdam Road
Waverly, VA 23890
United States


Kent is my ex brother in law. Kent was a devoted father to his Children. RIP Kent.

Tamatha Hannabass

Kent was like a brother to me,he will be sorely missed,although I know he's in heaven cause he had a heart of gold,condolences to the family.

Chris Carneal

He will be very missed by many and loved r.i.p. dad wish we would have had more time

Martha Cox

Please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of ALL comfort strengthen and comfort the family and friends of Mr. Edward Cox during this most difficult time of sorrow and in the many days to come. May fond memories warm your hearts and give you peace. 2 Corinthians 1:2-4 Revelation 21:3,4

Jean H of Virginia Beach

RIP Ed. Sincere condolences to his wife, family and numerous friends. He was a great friend to all.

Kendall Sentz

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