Larry Wayne Cox

Born: Wed., Jun. 15, 1949
Died: Wed., Feb. 12, 2014


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 15, 2014
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:30 PM Sun., Feb. 16, 2014
Location: McCommons Chapel

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Larry Wayne Cox

Larry Wayne Cox of Greensboro, Georgia, formerly of Snellville, GA, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, at the age of 64.  Born in Atlanta, GA on June 15, 1949, Larry was the son of the late Walter Lee Cox, Jr. and Mary Rebecca Taylor Cox.  He graduated from Avondale High School and attended DeKalb Technical College.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army.  On March 15, 1985 he married the former Arlene Diane Hambrick.  Larry worked for the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management under the Construction and Maintenance Division.  He retired in 2004 and in 2012 they moved from Snellville, where they had lived for twenty-seven years to Lake Oconee in Greene County.  He was a member of Kirkwood Baptist Church in East Atlanta.  He loved being outside and spent a lot of time working in his yard.  He also enjoyed woodworking and built many work benches and other things made of wood.

In addition to his wife of nearly twenty-nine years, Arlene Diane Hambrick Cox of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by a sister, Sherryl Cox of Decatur, GA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Terry and Betty Hambrick; a number of other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Hambrick officiating.  Interment will follow in the Greensboro City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642.  Serving as pallbearers are: Bill Wood, Brian Payne, Rickey Payne, Jason Swoszowski, Steve Hambrick and Brian McClellan.  The family will receive friends Saturday night from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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P and J Pfeffer
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, Larry. We didn't know him personally, but we do understand what it's like to lose someone that you love. You will have your ups and downs. The ups will come when you remember the wonderful times you had together and the downs will come when you realize how much he is missed. But, in those sad times, remember that he is not gone forever. We have a very real promise that he will be reunited with you. (John 5:28-29) In fact, the Bible says that God has a longing to do this. (Job 14:13-15) Isn't that a beautiful thought? Until then, we know you will miss him terribly and we pray that you have the strength to endure this loss until you are finally reunited again. (Psalms 37:10-11, 29; Isaiah 55:11)

Pat Garrett
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
Diane this is so heartbreaking. Larry was such a fun loving guy with an awesome personality. The two of you became a special part of my life in a short period of time. Larry and his antics would make my day when I was down and out. My prayers are with you and May God bless you and keep you.

Kathy Timmons
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
Diane, I am so sorry to hear about Larry. I don't have words to describe how sad this makes me. He will be missed greatly. Love Kathy

Melanie and Kelley Alexander
   Posted Sat February 15, 2014
Diane, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Larry was one of the funniest people we knew. He and Kelley had so many good times, at home and work. Kelley has often said every time he got together with Larry, he would have a good laugh and a great steak. Larry could make a joke out of any straight line. He will be greatly missed.

Sidney T. Payne
   Posted Sat February 15, 2014
Larry is my cousin, spent many happy times with Larry during our childhood, sleepovers, camping, fishing.
Sorry that we lost touch after we grew into adulthood. We saw each at family functions, and such.
Seems a loss to loose Larry at his age, knowing he loved his family and the home he built after retirement.
Larry, You will be missed,

Ronnie Greene
   Posted Sun February 16, 2014
Larry was my best friend at Avondale High, class of '67. He was the source of so much laughter and just a joy to be around. He welcomed all into his circle of friends. I will remember him for as long as I live.