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Lynwood Carroll Cox, Sr.

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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 11:02 am

Lynwood Carroll Cox, Sr., 67 of Altavista, died Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara Bates Layne Cox.

He was born, April 10, 1951, in Lynchburg, a son of the late Robert Leftwich Cox and Ina Wright Cox. He was a retired auto mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Lynwood Carroll Cox, Jr. and James Cox and his wife, Carrie, all of Hurt; two daughters, Phyllis Virginia Breeden and her husband, Davy, of Hurt and Idamae Layne of Altavista; two sisters, Rebecca Gress and her husband, Mel, of New Windsor, MD and Jean Patterson of Lynch Station; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, Jimmy and Charles Cox; and a sister, Helen Cox.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, at Mount Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Reverend Dr. Michael Lee and Danny Bates, Minister, with military honors by American Legion Altavista Memorial Post 36 & Gretna Post 232.

The family will receive friends at the residence of his son, Lynwood Cox, Jr., 2129 Pocket Road, Hurt.

Finch & Finch Funeral & Cremation Service, Altavista, is in charge of the arrangements.

The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9956.

Please visit the online tribute at www.finchandfinchfuneralservice.com to share a memory or send a condolence to the family.