Ray McGee Cox

  • Born: February 3, 1925
  • Died: May 12, 2018
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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Ray McGee Cox, Sr., passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Mount Pleasant, S.C., at age 93 after complications following a fall and hip surgery.

He is survived by his daughters Kathy Psencik of Houston, Texas, Julie Hook (Howard) of Beaufort, S.C., and his son, Ray Jr. (Lisa) of Peachtree City, Ga., as well as his beloved six grandchildren (Adam, Eric, and Evan (Cynthia)Psencik, John Hook(Tiffany), Carrie Hook Quinn (Steve) and Maria G. Cox, and two great-grandchildren (Clara and Chloe Hook). Also mourning his passing are his two brothers, Fred Cox (Mickie), and Carroll Cox (Barbara) of Spartanburg, SC. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mary Ruth Nolen Cox, by his older brother, Archie W. Cox, Jr., and his son-in-law Jim Psencik.

Ray was born Feb. 3, 1925, to Archie Whitner and Ethel Westmoreland Cox in Moore, S.C., the second of four boys, and graduated from Duncan High School before serving in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He saw action aboard the battleship USS West Virginia at the battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, and then later at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He was a witness to the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay in September 1945. He was a longtime employee of four General Motors dealers in Asheville, N.C., Johnson City, Tenn., Charleston, S.C., and Mount Pleasant, S.C., for more than 65 years, most recently at Miller/Baker Cadillac from which he retired at the age of 88.

A service celebrating his life will be led by the Rev. Dr. Ron Dillon at 11 a.m. Thursday May 17, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant where he had been a deacon and active member since 1974. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial with military honors will be held in the Cox family plot at Poplar Springs Baptist Church at Moore, S.C. at 4:00 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Ken Lee officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., MT. PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mt. Pleasant SC 29464