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Wayne L. Cox
Wayne L. CoxBanjoWayne L. Cox, age 62 of Richwood died unexpectedly Saturday morning, July 3, 2010 at Marion General Hospital.  He was born February 12, 1948 in Kenton to the late James Ruby and Berdina Opal (Kerns) Cox.

He was a truck driver who had driven a fuel oil truck for Champagne Landmark for many years.  He was an avid musician who loved bluegrass and played several instruments.  He enjoyed going to Blue Grass Festivals and also playing in bands.  His most recent gig was playing in a coffee shop in Bellefontaine.  Wayne was a farmer who enjoyed restoring farm equipment.  He was very good with tools and could fix just about anything.  He was very family oriented and enjoyed visiting with family members.

He is survived by a son, Alan Cox; a daughter, Berdina; two granddaughters, Alivia and Alisha Cox, who inherited Wayne’s musical talents; four sisters, Wanda (Dave) Slonecker, Richwood; Wilma (Rick) Ferguson, Bellefontaine; Nina (Mario) Garza and Rubi (John) Franco, both of Texas; a cousin and longtime friend, Jim Cox, Byhalia and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 9, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Matt Craig officiating.  Burial will follow in New Salem Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 PM on Thursday.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Stevens Johnson Syndrome Foundation (www.sjssupport.org), in care of the funeral home.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.


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#1 from: Kristin Sugrue
Canton, MA
Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 3:32 PM

My deepest sympathies to Wayne's sisters and family. I, along with Wayne's son Alan and his own 2 girls are deeply saddened by this sudden loss. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the entire family with Alan and wish I was able to go with him to meet you all. All my love and support...Alan's fiance Kristin



#2 from: Dr. Wayne Evans
North Canton, Ohio
Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Wayne Cox and my dad (Darrell J. Evans) were close for several years before Dad & Mom moved to West Virginia. Wayne turned me loose on a tractor solo (age 12) before Dad would have let me drive and that was fun. He also took me to a fair on his motorcycle and we had a blast. He enjoyed his music and he was fun. I'm sorry for his loss.



#3 from: Kristin Sugrue
Canton, MA
Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 1:52 PM

for anyone who hasn't had the tremendous honor to witness the kind heart and patient teaching skills of Wayne Cox, please follow this link to view video clips of Wayne teaching his granddaughter Alivia how to improv, and 3 generations enjoying a great jam session, if we'd only known then that it would be our last chance...grateful for these memories... http://www.youtube.com/user/auntiekristin



#4 from: Barbara M.
Delaware ohio
Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 8:34 PM

I remember Wayne from when I lived in Richwood and worked for Dr Drake. Wayne was a very kind man. I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort at this time of loss.



#5 from: Sara Heater
Marysville Ohio
Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 10:54 AM

My deepest sympathies to Wayne's family and friends. Wayne was my sunshine and very dear to me. I loved his sense of humor and he was so especially sweet to everyone. I will miss him so much. Aaron, my son, will miss him most. Wayne was so patient with Aaron and was his never-ending buddy even after Wayne and I moved apart. Aaron and I love Wayne forever. We miss him always but remember him with a big smile.



#6 from: Michelle
Damon
Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Dear Wanda,

Although I never had the pleasure of meeting your brother, Wayne, I remember hearing about him from you when we used to sit next to each other at work.  I am very sad to hear about his passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Michelle Damon



#7 from: Peg & Roger Baker
Marion
Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 12:21 PM

We always enjoyed Wayne's music and his sense of humor.  He was a great guy.



#8 from: Jeanne Kaufman
Marysville, OH
Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 2:21 PM

Dear Wanda and David and family:

Just a note to let you know I am keeping you both close in prayer along with your whole family Wanda. I know Dave, Wayne was your best friend and Wanda, your brother. I will not be able to attend, but know my thoughts and prayers are with you.  All my love, Jeanne



#9 from: Lisa Wilson
Herminie,PA 15637
Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Not only was Wayne a wonderful musician, he was also my best friend, my memories of Wayne were fond and priceless and I will forever treasure them, as I know his family will also, you have my deepest sympathies and I pray god will help heal your hearts with memories of Wayne's love,understanding,and goodness of his heart, cause he had a heart of gold that would go above and beyond to help someone in need. I'm positive he's with god and now Heaven is blessed with his so many talents. I really loved Wayne we should have been soul mates. Again my Condolences, Lisa Wilson



#10 from: Bud Cox
Norwalk, Ohio
Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 10:03 AM

Wish we could have spent more time in recent years like we used to we'll miss you.





#11 from: Angela Phipps
Mt Victory, Oh
Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Sorry to hear the passing of Wayne he use to buy a lot of pizza's when Paul and I had the pizza shop in Somersville...



#12 from: Mario Garza
Sharyland, Texas
Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 5:24 PM

I'm married to Wayne's youngest sister Nina, I had never had the pleasure of meeting Wayne until just recently in may. My wife had not seen him in 26 years and we were able to spend some time with him, I was so excited to finally meet my brother in law Wayne, we laughed and talked for a long time and I even tried to play a tune with him, he's really good. We are going to miss him but I know I'll see him one day in heaven. To Wanda and Wilma you are in my thoughts and prayers hope to see you soon.    



#13 from: debbie cox green
richwood, ohio
Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 8:02 PM

wayne, we all will miss you. like bud said, wish we could have spent more time together, and gotten our family together more often. your talents will be missed a bunch!              miss you & love you always, (cuzy)debbie



#14 from: debbie cox green
richwood, ohio
Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 11:18 PM

wayne, we all will miss you. like bud said, wish we could have spent more time together, and gotten our family together more often. your talents will be missed a bunch!              miss you & love you always, (cuzy)debbie



#15 from: randal j. cox
bellefontaine ohio
Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 7:08 AM

peace in the valley



#16 from: Sue Stanford
Zanesfield, Ohio
Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 11:53 AM

On behalf of our entire family, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Wayne Cox.  He was such a good man.  Wayne always seemed to get much enjoyment out of talking about his singing, as well as his antiques.  He will be truly missed by all.
Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you, during this difficult time.
Dan & Sue Stanford Family



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#18 from: Rubi Cox Franco & Family
Mission Texas
Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 7:52 PM

One of the gifts my brother gave me, when he first met me was excepting me as his little sister. We never had sibling arguments or fights but love for one another.  When he come visit he take my sister, Nina and I for rides on the motorcycle.  We used to love them. His last gift to Nina and I was the wonderful surprise to visit us in Texas. His visit blessed us all.  Our children got to met their Uncle and see his God given talent.  He shared stories of his childhood and how he started playing.  Our children will never forget them but will treasure the memories of their Uncle Wayne.   We will miss you but know you are safe and well in Heaven. Thank you for your prayers.



#19 from: Joanne (Cox) Victor
Marion, Ohio
Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 1:36 AM

 There are many things people will remember about Wayne. He was a very friendly man who knew no strangers. He was friendly with everyone. He loved playing music, restoring old machinery , going to Bluegrass Festivals and back when I knew him we enjoyed riding his motorcycle. In his love for music he learned many instruments. I don't think there was a string instrument he couldn't play and he made each one of them ring out in"awsomeness!" He played all by ear,never read a note of music(said he never learned how) and there wasn't a man around who could even touch his talent in playing the "banjo" or guitar. He was very gifted in his music and the love for it showed in every note he played.I know he will be missed by many but the ones he touched by his music will miss him in a different way. Back in the day when I remember the band, he,Jim and the rest of the guys always put on a good show for any event they played. Wayne's first love was his music and I think anyone who knew him would agree.    



#20 from: Sharon and Tim Welty
LaPorte, IN
Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 12:57 PM

Used to ride the same school bus with Wayne, and
his sister Wanda. Wanda and I were in the same
graduating class.
God be with you and your family, now and later, when the pain of loss begins to lose it's power.



#21 from: Eva Johnson
Johnson city Tennessee
Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 12:02 PM

I will always love Wayne, he was so special to me and my IggI, I felt he truley loved me as well, we made alot of wonderful memories. we shared bluegrass music and camping together. He took me to my first MACC fest. He loved his family and his friends.
I met him at Summersville, West virginia, Music in the Mountains,
He loved his banjo and he made a wonderful CD
He taught me alot about my camper.
he took pride in taking care of his possessions.
Heloved Daily and Vincent Bluegrass band.
I will miss him forever.
I feel there will be never another gentleman to love me as he did..I will never forget him.
May he rest in peace and watch over me and IGGI.




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