Henry Grady "H. G." Cox, Jr., age 86, passed away Tuesday night, August 17, 2010 at Loris Community Hospital following an illness.

Mr. Cox was born April 22, 1924 in Horry County, a son of the late Elder H. Grady Cox, Sr. and the late Lena Prince Cox. He was a U. S. Army Veteran serving his country in World War II where he earned a Purple Heart. Mr. Cox was a member of the Forty and Eight, American Legion Post 41, the Lion's Club and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. He was a lifetime member of D.A.V. Chapter 73 and was instrumental in obtaining the first van that carried veterans from Loris to the V.A. Hospital in Charleston. He also helped secure the Veteran's Memorial in downtown Loris. Mr. Cox served on the Loris High School Advisory Board for ten years and was a longtime member and participant of the Coffee Club that meets at Shorty's Grill in Loris. He was a retired agent with Investment Life and Trust Company where he was employed for thirty six years. Mr. Cox was a member of Simpson Creek Primitive Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was predeceased by one brother, J. Elton Cox; and one sister, Shirley A. Cox.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Eloise G. Cox of the home; one son, H. Keith Cox and his wife, Sherryl, of Latta; one daughter, Lisa Kay Cox of Loris; one brother, Clarence Cox of Loris; one sister-in-law, Fannie Cox of Loris; two grandchildren, Logan Cox and Kerry Lee Cox both of Latta; a special caretaker and friend, Seletha Long of Loris; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 6to 8 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home in Loris.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 20, 2010 at Simpson Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Ernest Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in the Carter Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Carter Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 65, Loris, SC 29569.

Please sign a guestbook at wardfuneralhome.org.

Ward Funeral Home of Loris, 756-9273, is serving the family.

Published in the Sun News August 19, 2010