Cox, Joseph Lakewood

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Joseph Lakewood (Lake) Cox, 60, of Dublin, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Lake was born on November 6, 1957, in Bluefield, W.Va. He grew up in Falls Mills, Va., where he operated a trucking company before moving to Dublin in 2000.

Lake worked as a contractor and overall “jack-of-all-trades” helping many others fix the “unfixable” things. Lake never believed something was beyond repair. He would always find a way to “make it work.” Lake was the one that everyone relied on and everyone called on when there was a question about anything related to cars, trucks, electrical, building, or anything.

Lake taught countless kids to ski on the water and drive cars in the snow. He lived to help others. Lake had a smile that would light up a room and contagious laugh that rang through the room. He loved to work on the big Tonka trucks and could balance a bucket on the front of a loader and ride a wheelie on the back wheels the distance of the yard, all while laughing. Lake had a love for motorcycles and could always be found riding through town or down the road for a quick lunch at his favorite spot in Daytona Beach.

Lake loved like no other and was loved like no other. There wasn’t a day that went by that he didn’t talk to or text the ones he loved to make sure they knew he loved them. Lake cared deeply for his family and lived to ensure that those around him knew how much he loved them.

He is survived by his wife, Amanda Cox; his children, Adam Cox of Bluefield, W.Va., Hunter Cox and wife Lindsey of Statesville, N.C., Hunter Broyles of Bluefield, Va., and Zach Parmelee, Taylor Parmelee, and Alex Parmelee all of Dublin; his granddaughter, Ava Cox of Statesville, N.C.; his sisters, Debi Cox of Falls Mills, Va., and Terri Cox of Cleveland, Tenn.; his brother, Mark Cox of Falls Mills, Va.; the mother of his sons Adam and Hunter, Jennifer Pendleton Cox of Bluefield, Va.; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his parents, Lakewood and Tina Cox; and his nephew, Jason Gregory. The family will receive friends at DeVilbiss

Funeral Home in Radford on Friday September 21, 2018 from 2 to 3 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Lake will be held immediately following the memorial service at Sharkey’s Up Top in Radford. The family invites all to attend the Celebration of Life after the memorial to celebrate the man we all loved in true Lake fashion.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help cover funeral expenses and for family support in care of DeVilbiss Funeral Home (1200 Grove Avenue, Radford, VA, 24141). DeVilbiss Funeral Home in Radford is in charge of arrangements.