William Dean Cox (2018-12-21 18:42:12)

William Dean Cox, age 89 of 5586 Fox Ridge Road, Ennice, NC passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Genesis HealthCare in Sparta, NC.

He was born August 23, 1929 in Ashe County to the late John Floyd and Corda Wyatt Cox. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Edna Rae Hunt Cox; one son, Danny Cox; one grandson, Christopher Dean Fender; one brother, Rev. Jesse Cox; one sister, Georgia Hawkins. Dean was a member and deacon at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by two daughters, Darlene Wilson and husband Donald of Ennice, Arlene Love and husband Lee of Sparta; two grandchildren, Crystal Billings and husband Gale of Sparta, Tania Parks of Sparta; two great-grandchildren, Ashley Billings and Sierra Parks both of Sparta; special friends, Rev. Charlie Bennett and wife Frances of Glade Valley; one sister-in-law, Loraine Hunt of Sparta; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to honor the life of Dean at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018 in the chapel of Grandview Memorial Funeral Home with Reverend Charlie Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with full military rites conducted by Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post #7034. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Genesis HealthCare and Rehabilitation Center, Alleghany Memorial Hospital, and Grandview Memorial Funeral Home. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is proudly serving the Cox family and if you wish, online condolences may be submitted to the family at

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