CHARLESTON – Ralph E. Cox, 85, of Ashmore, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Charleston Rehab.
His graveside funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Salisbury Cemetery, rural Charleston. Arrangements: Harper-Swickard.
Ralph was born September 21, 1935 at Charleston, son of Robert N. and Winifred G. (Nelson) Cox. He married Diana Fletcher, September 9, 1955; she survives. Also surviving are their children: Debby Swanson and Kathy Cook, both of Charleston, and Ralph W. Cox of Orange Park, FL; grandchildren: Sam Swanson (Stephanie), Mark Swanson, Heather Cook, James Cook (Courtney), and Jessica Cook. Great-grandchildren: Kylan and Lilly. One sister: Anita Looney of Rockville, SC, also survives. He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
Ralph retired as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Howell Asphalt. He was a member of East Harrison Street Church of God.
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