Douglas Ray Cox

Published 9:34 am Wednesday, September 5, 2012

HIGH POINT – Douglas Ray Cox, 85, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at his residence with his family by his side.

Douglas was the youngest of eight children born to David and Ada Belle Adkins Cox of Lynchburg, VA. He married Amanda Oakes Cox in July of 1948.

Doug served his country in the U. S. Army in Germany at the end of WWII. He was a District Sales Manager for Standard Oil Company in Roanoke, Virginia before moving to North Carolina to open a retail catalog store.

He had many hobbies, including woodworking and furniture making, clock making and repair, volunteering in the SKYWARN weather system through the National Weather Service, and an interest in amateur “ham” radio operation.

Douglas was a member of the Murfreesboro Baptist Church, the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce, the Murfreesboro Rotary Club, and he was an active board member of the Murfreesboro Historical Association. He was a long time member of the Murfreesboro Town Council and completed his service to the Town with two terms as its Mayor. Shortly after his retirement from business and community service, he moved to High Point to be near his family. He is preceded in death by his wife, Amanda.

Douglas is survived by two daughters, Lynn C. Fields and husband, Michael, and Susan C. Clark and husband, Mark. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Jeffery Fields and wife, Maegan, of Mooresville, Ashley Fields and fiancé, Gemma Lily, of Munster, Western Australia, Elizabeth Fields of Georgetown, Delaware, Matthew Clark and wife, Caroline, of Washington, DC and Katherine Clark of Raleigh.

There will be a private family graveside service in Danville, VA.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Murfreesboro Historical Association, 116 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, NC 27855; (252) 398-5922.

Arrangements are being handled by Sechrest Funeral Services in High Point.