Mr. Robert Lee “Bud” Cox, age 75, of Mt.Vernon went to heaven on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was born on December 28, 1943 in Berea, Ky., the son of the late William “Bill” and Berniece Cox. He was a licensed funeral director & embalmer and owner & operator of Cox Funeral Home. He served as a deacon & Sunday School teacher at both Northside & First Baptist Churches. He also served as past president of the Ky. Funeral Directors Association and served on the board of the Ky. Funeral Directors Burial Assn. for many years. He served as a Mt.Vernon Volunteer Fireman for 35 years and as a National Weather Service Observer for 42 years. He also served as Rockcastle County Deputy Coroner for many years. Bud enjoyed restoring antique cars, and was a private airplane pilot.
Survivors are: his wife of 55 years; Mrs. Shirley Sowder Cox of Mt.Vernon. Two sons; Lewis Cox and (Sherry) of Mt.Vernon and Jon Cox of Austin, Texas; a twin brother; Jerry J. Cox and (Vicki) of Brodhead; two granddaughters; Allyson Crawford and (Robert) of Richmond, Ky. and Sheradyn Cox of Mt.Vernon and one great-granddaughter, Layla Scotlyn Crawford. Many nieces & nephews, and dear friends also survive. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother; Billy Steve Cox.
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Lee “Bud” Cox will be conducted 1 PM Monday May 6, 2019 at the Cox Funeral Home with Bro. Chad Burdette, Bro. Jon Burdette, Bro. Dennis Wilder officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Cox Funeral Home where friends may visit from 10 AM until service time on Monday. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to: Hospice Care Plus.