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Samuel Robert Cox

Samuel Robert Cox, 67, of Surry, Virginia, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Sam was a humble, patient, hard-working, and God-fearing man; whose love for farming came second only to his love for his family. He was a follower of Jesus Christ, so his loved ones look forward to seeing him again one day.

Sam leaves behind his loving family, including his wife of 28 years, Donna; his father, Melvin; his brothers, Davis and William (Terry); his children, Mitchell (Megan), Baker (fiancée Courtney Haywood), Aaron (fiancée Peyton Collier), and Courtney Livesay (Brad), Ashby Daniels (Beth), Shelton Daniels (Jen); and seven grandchildren.

Sam graduated from Surry Academy in 1971 before earning his A.S. in Agricultural Science from NC State University in 1973. He was a member of Bacon’s Castle Baptist Church and served for many years in the church nursery and on the praise team. He was well-respected in the community for his integrity and his success as a farmer. He was the recognized as Virginia State Champion Peanut Producer 6 times.

A private graveside service will be held in Surry, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Surry Volunteer Rescue Squad at PO Box 188, Surry, VA 23883 or Bacon’s Castle Baptist Church at 86 Bacons Castle Trail, Surry, VA 23883.

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Sammy Cox was the sweetest cousin . When I lost my grandfather he came to me and hugged me and said he also loved Charlie Baker too (we were so young 10?) Every time we saw each other we giggled like teenagers it was so good to see each other My condolences to all the family, I weep for us all He was an easy man to love

donna warthan May 13 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Sammy and I were in the same class at school. Sending you prayers for consolation and peace.

Anita Logan May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Sam will be missed by all who knew him! His love for Christ shined on his face in everything he did. Those in Christ know we will see him again but are still sadden that he isn't with us now. Donna and family you have a large extended church family that love you. If I can be of service please let me know. Love in Christ, melissa c

Melissa crumpler May 13 2021 12:00 AM

A good friend in the community. Will miss that wave as we pass.Our prayers go out to his family. SAM is with the LORD and it doesn't get any better than that.

Robert and Betty Addison May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Donna & family. Our hearts are so heavy and we are so sorry for your loss. Sam was a special man. His love of God shone through his quiet nature. We will miss seeing him singing on Sunday mornings. Please take comfort in knowing he was loved by so many, as you are. We are praying for you and will be there for you if you need anything. Love to all.

Linda & Andy Williams May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Donna, my heartfelt sympathy is with you. Heaven gained another too soon. Cornell thought a lot of "Sammy". I'm sure they are together now. We will see them again by and by. Love and prayers.

Vikki Ward May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Donna & Courtney: There was never a time that I I wasn't met with that Big Welcoming Smile and encouraging words. Just want you to know you in my thoughts and prayers. God's Peace! Renee' Shivers

Renee' Shivers May 13 2021 12:00 AM