Robert Wayne Cox, age 67 of Somerset,
and formerly of Danville, entered into his eternal rest on
Wednesday morning, July 27, 2016 at his residence, surrounded by
his beloved family and friends.
Robert was born in Danville, on August
11, 1948, to the late William Earl and
Anna Laura Smock Cox.
He was a kind and gentle man who loved the Lord, church and
family. He began his faithful Christian walk under the
leadership of Bro. Charles White and was a member of the old
Church of God of America, in Danville, before uniting with the
Trinity Fellowship Church of God, in Somerset. Robert
loved reading his bible and was an ordained Deacon with the
He was united in companionship with Ms.
J. Deanna Coleman and they celebrated 20 years of love, laughter
and kindness to each other.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, William and Anna Cox.
He is survived by his loving companion,
Deanna Coleman; her brother, who was Robert’s primary caregiver,
Bishop Eric (Bernice) Barnes, of Somerset; brothers,
George Cox, of Lancaster, William “Bill” (Rosie) Cox, of
Nicholasville and Larry Gene Cox, of Harrodsburg; one sister,
Betty Cox Absher, of Nicholasville; his special and loving
nieces, Linda Gayle Sparks, Peggy Sue Neal, Ruthie Reed, all of
Nicholasville, and Brenda Trosper, of Danville; and two nephews,
William Earl Reed, of Nicholasville, and Robert Earl Cox, of
Ohio; along with one aunt, Myrtle Smock Cox, of Lawrenceburg;
two special Christian friends, who he considered as his god
sons, John Hendrickson, of Danville, and Brother Kevin
Crittenden, of Louisville; and a host of other nieces, nephews
Visitation will be Monday, August 1,
2016, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the First Baptist Church of
Danville at 1570 N. Danville By-pass (Hwy 127), Funeral Services
will be at 1:00 PM, at the church, with Bishop Eric Barnes
officiating. Burial will be in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens in
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.