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Burnis Lee Cox

July 3, 1932 — June 21, 2024

Randleman

Burnis Lee Cox, age 91, of Randleman passed away on June 21, 2024 at his home.

Mr. Cox was born in Randolph County on July 3, 1932. Burnis was a lifelong learner who always worked to learn and understand more. He was self-taught in a wide range of subjects from trigonometry to mechanical design and multiple building trades. He was happiest when he was using his mind to utilize tools and equipment to solve issues. After careers operating his own automotive repair business and later as a truck driver for Klopman Mills/Burlington Industries, he enjoyed working on his many projects on his own time frame. When not engaged in his work, he enjoyed spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dolores Hooker Cox; sons, Jeff Cox and wife Belinda and Tracy Cox and wife Shelley; grandchildren, Kimberly Lewis and husband Josh, Kelly Hicks and husband Van, and Derrick Cox; great grandchildren, Madeline and Maddux Lewis and Marykatherine and Dalton Hicks; 5 brothers and three sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother.

A private service will be held with Pastor Chris Heppding officiating.

The family requests no flowers, but memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.

Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the Cox family.


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