Melvin Davis Cox, Sr.

Melvin Davis Cox, Sr.

Elberon, VA
01.30.1926 - 11.15.2020
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Melvin Davis Cox, Sr. 94, died November 15, 2020 at his home. He was the son of the late Nancy and Willie Cox. He was predeceased by two wives, Dorothy S. Cox and Becky Ann Cox; son Samuel Robert Cox; and daughter-in-law, Doris Cox.

Melvin retired as a Rural Mail Carrier for the US Postal Service for over 30 years and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Moore’s Swamp Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.  He was the Virginia Peanut Yield Champion with his son, Sammy for many years.

He is survived by his sons, Melvin Davis Cox, Jr., and William Ray Cox (Terry); daughter-in-law, Donna Mechtel Cox; stepson Will Kitchen, Jr.; 9 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11 AM at Moore’s Swamp Baptist Church. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at


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Moore's Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery
2300 Runnymeade Rd.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With Sympathy, Eugene and Debbie Gwaltney

Eugene Gwaltney

Dear Family,

Although it has been years since seeing any of you, it saddens me to see this. As I reminisce back when I was a child, I think of the good times when Mom and Daddy would come to see you all and how welcome we always were. Thank you all for those wonderful times.

Take care of each other through this trying time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Skip, Wanda & family
Windsor VA

Skip, Wanda Collins & Family

My prayers go out to the family. I am so glad that I got to know Mr. Cox and so enjoyed his stories and conversations at work. He will me highly missed.

Susan Corvello

We are so saddened to hear of another passing in the Cox family. May God give you His comfort and peace. Our prayers are with all of you.

Barry & Hope Collier

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