R. David Cox

November 14, 1947 - August 10, 2014

11/14/1947 - 08/10/2014

Hendersonville, NC

R. David Cox, 66 of Hendersonville, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at his home.

A lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Riley & Myrtle Cox. He is also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Alice Smith.

David served in the US Marine Corps during Vietnam from 1966 to 1970. He retired from DuPont after 22 years of service; and was currently working security for Defender Services. David was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed gardening, photography, crocheting, and most of all loved being a Pappaw.

David is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Brenda Cox; two sons, Michel Cox and his wife Katie and Jason Cox and his wife Amber; a daughter, Kayla McDaniel; four grandchildren, Sydney, Reese, and Kelland Cox, and Kaylee McDaniel all of Hendersonville; two brothers, Bud Cox and his wife June of Buford, SC and Daniel Cox and his wife Carolyn of Hendersonville; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

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Chris and Dee Dee Frady
8 years ago

Mike and Katie,

Please know that you are being held close in our hearts and prayers during this very difficult time. We love you and your family and pray that the Lord will provide comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

Joanne Brown
8 years ago

I was so sorry to hear about David. We were really good friends in high school. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with his entire family.

Laura Smith
8 years ago

My heart aches for you all. I met Mr Cox 04 and he was such a nice man. I pray God keeps you all in his arms and I know that Heaven got another angel.

Jessica Maybin Cox
8 years ago

You are all in our prayers. Love you all.

Bud Cox
8 years ago

Sorry to hear this. June and I love you all and will see you on Thursday.

Roland & Lois Hoots
8 years ago

The Family is in our thoughts and prayers in the loss of your loved one. I worked with David at DuPont in the lab. He was a friend to all that knew him.

Jerry & Ellie Noakes
8 years ago

Jason and Amber,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We love you and Kelland.

Sharon Calhoun Martin
8 years ago


We went to high school together. I don’t know if you remember me or not. Saw this and just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear of your loss. Doesn’t seem possible that we are at this stage in our life. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.


Barnette Family
8 years ago

Sorry Mike, Jason and family for your loss. You are in our prayers.