Obituary of Joseph Samuel Cox
Joseph Samuel Cox, 87, entered his eternal rest the morning of August 15, 2023. Sammy passed at home after a brief illness, surrounded by family.
Sammy was born in Anderson on March 25, 1936 to the late Joseph Cullen and Thelma Bishop Cox. He was a graduate of Simpsonville High School where he played football and basketball and married his Homecoming Queen sweetheart, Alice O’Neal McCall in 1956. He served in the Army/National Guard before becoming a Shriner where he served at Greenville Shriner’s Hospital as a hospital guide for 35 years. He was a founding and faithful member of Five Forks Baptist Church and served his Lord and the church as a Deacon, usher, Sunday school director, choir member, and committee member for nearly 50 years. He was a business owner and did small engine repairs in the community for the majority of his career. He was an avid fisherman and golfer and loved music. He was kind-hearted, thoughtful, and a genuine man always trying to share Christ through his actions and words.
Sammy is survived by his wife, Alice, two sons, Jerome Keith “Jerry” and wife Rhonda, Joseph Samuel II “Joey”, daughter, Phyllis Jeanene, three granddaughters, three great granddaughters and brother Ted Cox and wife Trudy. He was pre-deceased by his daughter, Alice Diane Cox, brother Lewis Grady Cox, and sister Barbara Jean Moore.
Funeral services will be held 3pm Friday at Five Forks Baptist Church. The family will receive friends and hour prior.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greenville Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
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