Carroll Wayne Cox

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Carroll Wayne Cox, 67, of Asheville, passed away Friday, October 19, 2018 at Mission Hospital. A native of Newport News, VA, Wayne was a son of Helen Cox and of the late Winfred Cox. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine, and brothers, Gerald and Roger. In addition to his mother, Wayne is survived by his son, Cody King and wife, Jessica; granddaughter, Victoria Nichole King; brother, Richard Cox (Tammy); and nephews, Tony Cox, Matt Cox, and Chad Dorato, niece, Lesley Litaker, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Cox will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, in the Patton Avenue Chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Mr. Hunter Cox will officiate. Interment will follow at Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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  1. Wayne, you were my first love. I first saw you on Wednesday, June 17, 1973 when you were singing at my church in Michigan, and we had our first date the next day, and then we got married September 8, 1973. What a fun life we had. Never a dull moment. You made me laugh like no one else has. Even after our divorce we’ve remained close friends and I can’t imagine life without you. You’re going to be missed by SO many people. You were loved by all your friends and family. Wayne, I always loved hearing you sing, especially the songs you wrote for me. You had the smoothest, most beautiful singing voice that I’ve ever heard. Now I know you’re teaching the angels how to sing better harmony. Say hi to Mom and Dad for me, they always loved you, as did my sister, Sharon.. Don’t worry about Benji. I’m taking good care of him and every night before we go to sleep I tell him that you love him and then I kiss him. Goodnight, my love, I’ll see you soon.

  2. My condolences to the family. I had known Wayne for many, many years and he was one of the nicest friends one could ever have. He was also a very talented person not only his bass playing but also his vocals. I can still hear him singing songs by the Eagles that were truly amazing. He doesn’t have to suffer anymore because now he is in a place where there is no suffering. One day we will all join you in heaven and what a day that will be. Prayers are with you and your family.

  3. My deepest condolences to the family. I worked with Wayne at the Nashville club for many year. We had some good times. He had a wonderful voice and always had a joke for me and a lot of laughs. I will hold these memories dear to my heart. Rest In Peace my friend.

  4. I love you my only brother I never had. Wayne, your not hurting anymore and can finally rest in the hands of our best friend and savior Jesus. I can only imagine how beautiful the music is there with Gerald and Roger right by your side. until we meet again. rest my friend.

  5. I know this is a difficult time for your family and I hope during a quiet moment you find solace in the reassurance that is found in the bible at Rev 21:4 it says ‘And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more… The former things have passed away. Please accept our sincere condolences

  6. i was so sorry to hear of your illness and passing loved hearing you sing and play my favorite was the breeze. enjoyed all the good times with u and karen playing cards when i was with skip .just a good soul and beautiful voice. i will always have fond memories you will be greatly missed

  7. I was so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I enjoyed years ago getting to know your family. We all had lots of fun , enjoyed working with you at the Nashville club. Blessings and prayers to your whole family. I know your in Heaven playing and singing. God speed friend.

  8. Wayne & I performed together for more than 5 years at clubs, bars, wedding receptions & festivals. He played bass & sang harmonies on my 1st ever, original CD release. Equally important & amazing was his humor & zest for life. His boistous laugh, his shining eyes, his hugs & his comfort when I felt blue at times are embedded in my heart. My husband Bryan came to call Wayne his dear friend too. Many times we would meet for dinner or a pizza & beer. When he 1st bought his Toyota Rav, he drove it to our house to pick us up for dinner. The other players in the 1st inception of the band he helped me name- The Daddy LongLegs Blues Band included Evan Martin (then Duane Simpson), the late John Black & drummer Perry Hines (then Casey Dean) & me. What a band that was! Tight, solid & fun because of Wayne Cox. Rest in peace dearest dude. I will see you, & we’ll harmonize & jam together again on the other side! Bryan & I will never forget you & we will always love you.

  9. My sincere condolences to your family. I am so sorry we lost touch with each other. I have fond memories of our times together. You are missed.

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Wayne. I remember when him and Karen got married. Him and Karen used to take us younger kids back in the days out hanging around when we would go down south. Daddy thought slot of him. He willl be missed.

  11. Richard, Ron and I are deeply sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family. Call Ron and talk sometimes. He would love it.

  12. So glad I got to see you and spend time with you just a few minutes before you left this earth. That’s something I will always remember. Love you buddy.

  13. The love of my life!!! I will see you again one day, my heart us empty and I cry for your loss!! God Bless you Wayne, I love you dearly!!

  14. Yesterday, Kay told me you had passed. You will always hold a spot in my heart, my first true love from so many years ago. Your deep voice always so penetrated my soul. Our time, during your ‘Wave’? band days with Summey, Larry, Rick & Dean will always be wonderful memories. I remember fondly sitting around and hearing the spontaneous perfect harmonies at any given moment. There were camp outs, family visits and just enjoying each other’s company. I’m so glad we had a chance to catch up in August, as we often did every few years. My heartfelt condolences to all his family and loved ones. RIP dearest Wayne, you were, and always will be a good soul. <3

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