Donald Lee Cox “Big Don”, age 52, of Gap Mills, WV, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at the Lewis Gayle Medical Center in Salem, VA following a sudden illness. Born December 28, 1968 in Union, WV, he was the son of Carol Fogus Cox and the late Richard Cox. Donald was a graduate of Union High School. He was a hard worker and had worked at the Moncove Lake State Park at Gap Mills, and the Mountaineer Farm Center here in Union. He was currently employed at Lowes in Lewisburg. Donald enjoyed life and spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Don especially loved his nieces and nephews, and his great-nieces and nephews. He was a friend to many and will be missed by all.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a twin brother, Ronald Cox. In addition to his mother, he was survived by one brother, Jamie “Punkin” Cox and companion, Beckey Scott of Pickaway, WV; one sister, Rachel Perry and husband Stuart of White Sulphur Springs, WV; special uncles, Roy Cox and wife Wanda of Gap Mills, WV, Bob Cox of White Sulphur Springs, WV, Kenny Fogus of White Sulphur Springs, WV, and Gary Braden of White Sulphur Springs, WV; special aunts, Betty Bennett of Lewisburg, WV, Margaret Ellison of Rich Creek, VA, and Bonnie Kendall and husband Billy of New Castle, VA; nieces, Brittany Nolen and husband Lane of Jacksonville, NC, and Nicole Knuckles of North Carolina; nephews, Dakota Perry of White Sulphur Springs, WV, and RJ Cox and wife Jessica of Gap Mills, WV; great niece, Iris Nolen of Jacksonville, NC; great nephew, Austin Shultz of Peterstown, WV, and Ryan Cox of Gap Mills, WV; step-nephews, Jeremy, Josh, Justin, and Jack Oliver; Special friends, Will Helms, Mike Dixon, Austin Weikle, Scott Hall, Dean Deel, Edna Weikle, Sonny Weikle, Auggie Weikle, Jessica Chambers, and Bradely Chambers.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the Groves-Mann Funeral Home Chapel in Union, WV with Pastor Todd Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Cox-Cayton Cemetery at Big Ridge, VA. The Family will receive friends Sunday, May 23, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until time of the service. Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers. Those wishing to send the Cox Family online condolences or would like to sign the online guestbook may do so by visiting www.groves-mann.com Arrangements by Groves-Mann Funeral Home in Union, WV.