Samuel Junior "Sam" Cox, 74

August 12, 2010
  • Samuel Junior "Sam" Cox

APRIL 24, 1936-AUG. 10, 2010

Samuel Junior "Sam" Cox, 74, of Jefferson Boulevard, Hagerstown, Md., beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, was called home at 10:20 p.m. on Aug. 10, 2010, at home, after a year's long battle with leukemia.

He was born April 24, 1936, in Hagerstown, Md., but spent most of his life in Waynesboro, Pa. He is the late son of Samuel G. Cox and Anna Marie Lewis Cox.

He was a graduate of Hagerstown High school in 1954. He was employed with Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro, Pa., for 38 years, retiring in 2001.

Sam and his wife, Marilyn (Barnett) Cox, were married Dec. 16, 1979. They lived in Waynesboro, Pa., until January 2002, when they moved to Hagerstown, Md., where they lived until he passed away.


Sam enjoyed so much in life, including shooting trap, hunting with his sons, shooting black powder, flea marketing, bowling, golfing, taking his 1957 Chevy truck to the car shows, spending time with his wife, traveling and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Deanna (Cox) Weaver and her husband Rick Weaver of Sherburne, N.Y.; Jon Cox and his wife Crystal (Hornbaker) Cox of Waynesboro, Pa.; Samuel J. Cox II and his wife Elizabeth (Kelly) Cox of Waynesboro, Pa.; Sandy (Cox) Griffith of Hagerstown, Md.; Benji Brown and wife Maria of Hagerstown, Md.; grandchildren Dustin Norris, Matthew Bennett, Amber Cox, Jennifer Nichole, Jon S. Cox Jr., Alisha Cox, Karrie Wood, Mandi LaClair, Elizabeth Hornbaker, Breanne Boarman, and Nicholas and Adam Brown; a great-grandson, Dillon Barns; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Kline and Louise Ahalt, and a brother, Leon Lewis, all of Hagerstown, Md.

Services will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Md. The Rev. Robert V. Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County Inc., 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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