Gary Fulton Cox, 72, of the Pleasant Hill community, entered into Heaven Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Columbus Regional Healthcare, following a recent illness.
Gary was born Aug. 25, 1948, in Columbus County, to the late Etheridge Fulton Cox and Vera Ward Cox. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Junior Cox and Gerald Cox.
Gary was a faithful member of Beaverdam Original Freewill Baptist Church and worked for more than 40 years at International Paper.
He also served in the National Guard.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Buddy Seay officiating.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 50 years, Jeanette Buffkin Cox of the home; one son, Bengie Cox and wife, Lisa, of Chadbourn; and four siblings, Robert Cox of Leland, Pat Sellers and Alice Cox, both of Whiteville, Dianne Shelley of Chadbourn.