Gary "Poochie" Cox
Asheboro, NC
Date of Death:
March 3, 2010
September 26, 1953
Place of Birth:
Randolph County, NC
Service Information:
Sunday, March 07, 2010 2:00 PM Oakhurst Baptist Church, Asheboro, NC
Saturday, March 06, 2010 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro, NC

Gary Lee Cox, "Poochie", 56, lost his battle with cancer Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 11:50 pm, passing peacefully at home. He will be remembered for his infectious smile and love of life.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, at Oakhurst Baptist Church with the Dr. Richard Crider, Rev. Willard Kiser, and Rev. Steve Hinton officiating. There will be a Celebration of Life gathering immediately following the service at Cox's Harley- Davidson, 2795 NC Hwy 134.

He was a native of Randolph County, owner and operator of Cox's Harley-Davidson dealerships in Asheboro, Rock Hill, SC and Cox's Northern Tier Harley-Davidson in Mansfield, PA. He was an Asheboro Parks and Recreation baseball coach from 1982-1996 and basketball coach from 1982-1994. He was a member and past Secretary of the Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealer's Association. He was the official starter for the AMA Pro Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Series from 1974-2010, as well as past racer in the series himself. He was involved in fundraising for Randolph County Relay for Life, the Jimmy V Foundation, Randolph Hospice, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Baptist Children's Homes. He was a member of Oakhurst Baptist Church.

Poochie is survived by his wife Janatha Cecil Cox, his two sons, Robbie and wife Suzanne Badgett Cox, and Stephen and wife Kara Simpson Cox, of Greensboro; three grandchildren Andrew, Sydney, and Avery and his father, Recil. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Cox and brother, Jerry.

The family will be at Pugh Funeral Home Saturday, 6-9 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Randolph County Relay for Life Attn: Emily Leach 4-A Oak Branch Dr., Greensboro, NC 27407 or Baptist Children's Homes of NC Attn: Michael C. Blackwell, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361-9911.