Allan R. Cox

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HORSE SHOE - Allan Ray Cox, 46, of Horse Shoe, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center following lifelong heart complications. A lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of Edna Pruitt Cox Allison, of Hendersonville, and the late Grady L. Cox. His sister, Audrey Cox Steele, also preceded him in death.
He was an active member for 30 years at Etowah-Horse Shoe Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department and was a new member of the Edneyville Lions Club.
He was a dozer and Low Boy operator for the NC Dept. of Transportation. Prior to his work with the NCDOT, he was the owner and operator of Second Chance Trucking, Inc., his lifelong dream.
Upon receiving the Lord, he was baptized and became a member of Etowah Baptist Church. His passions in life, other than his family and friends, were his motorcycle and his devotion to helping others.
Surviving in addition to his mother, is his devoted wife, Crystal Huggins Cox; step-son, Brad Huggins, of Hendersonville; son, Stephen Allan Cox, of Flat Rock; one brother, Jerry Cox and his wife, Barbara; two sisters, Irene Barnwell and husband, Billy, and Carol Vaughn and Gene Moore; mother and father-in-law, Bob and Melba Huggins, all of Hendersonville, and a large number of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Ebenezer Baptist Church. The Rev. Brian Henderson will officiate. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Edneyville Community Lions Club, P.O. Box 797, Fletcher, N.C. 28732.
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Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published in The Times-News from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2013
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