Lawrence Ray Cox, Sr. was born in Wayne County on June 13, 1946 to the union of Annie Mae Braswell and Robert Lee Cox, Sr. He peacefully went home to Glory surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
He was graduate of Dillard High School in 1964 and enlisted in the US Army in 1965 while serving a one year tour of duty in Vietnam earning a Combat Infantry Badge and jump wings. He continued to serve his country for 18 years in the National Guard and was an Honorable Disabled Veteran. Lawrence was an active member in his community and the Dillard Alumni Association until his health began to decline. He was also a member of St. Joseph FWB Church in Goldsboro, NC.
On November 25, 1988, he was united in Holy matrimony to Christine Summers Cox, who preceded him in death along with his father, Robert Lee Cox, Sr. and two brothers, Robert Lee, Jr. and Donald (Pauline) Cox.
He leaves to cherish his mother, Annie Mae Cox and four children, Kimolin (Allen) Pete, Stevie (Linda) Cox, Lawrence (Judy) Cox and Sharonda (Leon) Whitfield; ten siblings Annie Lee Dawson, Ronald (Faye) Cox, Kenneth (Willie Mae) Cox, Linwood Cox, James Cox, Lonice (Edwin) Holland, John (Lisa) Cox, Eddie Cox, Teddie Cox and Freddie Cox; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by two aunts: Margie McKinney and Rachel (Johnny) Moore, one uncle Hoover Braswell; a host of nieces, nephews, brothers/sisters-in-law, other family members; a special niece, Kimberly Forrest and a special friend Ernestine Blue.