EASLEY — David Kenneth Cox, 75, husband of Judy Stewart Cox, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital-Downtown.
Born in Easley, Mr. Cox was a son of the late Hoke Hendricks Cox and the late Edith Fendley Cox. He graduated from Easley High School and Clemson University where he received his BA in 1963, a Master’s Degree in 1972, and an Education Specialist Degree in 1976.
Mr. Cox served the Pickens County School District in many capacities including teacher, assistant principal, principal, deputy superintendent, and on the school board for 12 years. In 1992, he was named Administrator of the Year. He was a member of First Baptist Church, and he was a US Army veteran, having served in the Reserves.
David was well loved by his family and friends as well as his close knit community of Dacusville. His former students and faculty looked up to him as a friend and leader in the community. The Farmers Market employees and friends were always there to offer support and encouragement. His kindness impacted all who knew him.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 53 years are one son, David Kenneth Cox Jr. and his wife, DeLynne; one daughter, Kelly Denise Cox Turner and her husband, Jeff; four granddaughters, Maddisen Whitney Cox, Morgan Brantley Cox, Elizabeth Kelley Turner, and Natalie Nicole Turner; one grandson, Andrew David Turner; three brothers, Steve and Darlene Cox, Dan and Betty Cox, and Sam and Jane Cox; and a brother-in-law, Jim and Jean Stewart.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Easley First Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in the church parlor, prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 300 East First Avenue, Easley, SC 29640.
The family is at the home.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.