Cox, Wilkie Monroe

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Wilkie Monroe Cox, 79, of Christiansburg, VA and formerly of Floyd County, passed away suddenly on January 14, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Berman and Ila Cox, an infant son and daughter, and step-daughter Kimberly Allen.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Bonnie Bradley Cox; daughters and son-in-laws, Kathy and Craig Beale (Roanoke), Jessica and Ryan Marquart (Christiansburg), and daughter Anita Ferguson (Pilot); sisters Wanda Hollandsworth (Christiansburg) and Bonnie and Harlan Wade (Roanoke); grandchildren Christopher and Sierra Ferguson, Hunter Linkous, Cody Ferguson, Mackenzie Linkous, Jayden Marquart, Ava and Emma Beale, Addison Marquart, Grayson Marquart, and great-grandson Evan Ferguson as well as many nieces, nephews, numerous cousins and special friends.

Wilkie retired from Kollmorgen/Inland Motors in 2018 after 34 years and previously worked for Corning Glass Works. He loved listening to Old Time music and watching Nascar races. He was a devoted Dallas Cowboys and Dale Earnhardt fan. He enjoyed working in the garden and spent many years helping his parents on their farm in Floyd County. He also loved spending family vacations in the Great Smoky Mountains. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and loved spending time with his family more than anything. He will be missed by so many.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 from 5-8pm at Horne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at 2pm in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Shake Smith and Pastor Mike Vest officiating. Interment will follow in the Cox Cemetery in Floyd.

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