Christopher D. Cox
Christopher D. Cox, 67, passed away on February 15, 2022. He was a native of Asheville, North Carolina and a resident of Newport News. Chris served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era. He then later became a federal firefighter for Ft. Eustis, Virginia and also served in Shelby, North Carolina for a total of 30 years. He was a lobbyist for the Fire Department Union.
Chris’s two passions in life were firefighting and cooking. After retiring, he worked at numerous restaurants and enjoyed interacting with the patrons. He enjoyed singing and entertaining others. Chris was kind and generous and always willing to help others in need.
Chris was preceded in death by his mother, Marion Pearson; father, Bill Cox; and sister, Sharon Rayfield. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Donna Cox; daughters, Christine Cox and Andrea Harrell; stepson, Jeremy Parker; and grandchildren, Xavier Harrell, Emmett Jennings, and Jay Parker.
A celebration of his life will be held in Spring 2022.