Freddie Joe Cox
PRINCETON - Freddie Joe Cox 85 of Princeton died peacefully Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital from injuries received from a recent fall.
Born July 27, 1934 at Red Ash, VA, was the son of the late Howard G. & Wanda Irene Pennington Cox.
Freddie served his country honorably with the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S. Postal Service with more than 30 years of service. He was a faithful and devoted member of Kee Street United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities within the life of the church. While his health permitted, he loved his church, working in the garden, going fishing and helping people.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ona Mae Akers Cox, stepson: Bobby Marshall, along with three siblings: Howard Raymond Cox, Mona Fitzwater and Dennis B. Cox.
Those left to cherish his memory, his wife Joyce Gore Blankenship Cox, stepchildren: Melanie Farmer & Maria Wert along with several step grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from the Kee Street United Methodist Church in Princeton with John Puckett as the Eulogist. Burial will follow in Elgood Cemetery at Elgood. Friends may visit with the family Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the service hour.
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Men of the church will serve as pallbearers.
The Cox family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on October 21, 2019


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J Grant - GIS
Oct 22, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ted & Julie Slagle
Oct 22, 2019
Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this time.
Michael Grant
Oct 21, 2019
Uncle Freddie,

My entire life I looked up to you in every way imaginable. I always held such awe of you, so much love and respect. The way you selfishly looked after everyone else is a trait I try to copy, your unwavering faith and your love of Ona Mae still to this day stand as an example to me. I know one day we will have reunion and you'll show me around Heaven. Until that day, a giant hole will always bee where a giant of a man once was.
Sharon Rae Cox Guion
Oct 21, 2019
My Uncle Fred and Aunt Ona Mae played a very important part in my life. I will always cherish my time with them. They taught me about God and family and love. My prayers for peace and comfort in knowing what a great man Fred was and how many lives he touched while on this earth. Sharon Guion
Carol Brady
Oct 21, 2019
You will be missed so much Uncle Freddie. You were such a special person.