February 2, 1939 ~ July 20, 2020

Born in: Morgantown, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

L.B. Cox, 81, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Monday, July 20, 2020. He was born in Morgantown, Kentucky on February 2, 1939 to the late John A. and Irene Johnson Cox. L.B. was retired from Wilkerson’s Plastering where he worked as a master plasterer for 50 years. He was a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God. L.B. enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, NASCAR, telling interesting stories, history, and Hank Williams, Sr. Everyone loved his stories, and he never met a stranger.

Along with his parents, L.B. is preceded in death by his brother, Leroy Cox; his granddaughter, Leslie Ann York; and his son-in-law, Joseph Tate, Jr.

L.B. is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Vanover Cox; his children, Leslie (Anita) Cox, Kathy (Pat) Galloway, Gary (Toni) Cox, John (Cecelia) Cox, Brenda Tate, and Mark (Angela) Cox; 17 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Winnie Pearl Henderson; and his brother, John T. (Thelma Sue) Cox.

Services will be noon Friday, July 24, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with Brother Larry Sosh officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, and again from 10:00 am until the time of service Friday at the funeral home. All those who wish to honor and remember Mr. Cox in person at the visitation or service are encouraged to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Memorial contributions can be made to the care of Mary Ann Cox.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Cox. Share your messages of condolence with the family of L.B. Cox and sign his virtual guest book by going to www.haleymcginnis.com.


Visitation: July 23, 2020 2:00 pm - July 23, 2020 7:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


Visitation: July 24, 2020 10:00 am - July 24, 2020 12:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


Service: July 24, 2020 12:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


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  1. L.B. and his son’s were a big part of what Wilkerson Plastering is today. I own my Dads house on second street and I know L.B. did all the plastering on walls and ceiling. He was a master in his trade. I loved him. RIP.

  2. I will miss him as well. LB taught me to plaster while working at Wilkerson Plastering. He was the kindness man i have ever known. He never judged me and I will miss him always. He was a great story teller and a wonderful coworker. Condolences to his family. God has a place for him. Hopefully he and my father will meet again. God bless🙏

  3. L.B. was a class mate of mine at Stanley Consolided School and also a good friend to enjoy every thing possible, fishing, roaming the hills, working in tobacco and school. I lost track of him after high school, but did meet up with him back in 1975 while visiting my brother Carl Jr. Jones where L.B. was doing some plaster work. We got to tell stories of where life led us after our teen age years. He was always great with stories and that got him into a lot of friendships for certain. We all liked country music during those times, pretending that we were as good as Hank Williams (in our mines). I know he will be entertaining all of his family in heaven and those of the Master’s calling. RIP L.B.

  4. My Dads ole Friend and fellow Worker at Wilkerson’s co.. I met LB. Dad always had stories about his work days with Lb and others. Sorry about your lose Johnny.

  5. My Dad Ellis worked with L.B. at Wilkerson’s. Dad always had stories about his days working with L.B. and others. He thought the world of L.B. Sorry to hear about your dad Johnny. I also knew L.B. He was a good man. RIP Ole Friend.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. LB has been a good friend to me since elementary school. Over the years, we have enjoyed telling stories, sharing childhood memories,and many laughs. He will be truly missed. James Bray

  7. Your family has our deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort. Steve, Ruby, and Donna Bray

  8. 🌺 Mark Cox, We are all so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I know he must have been a very fine man. I love you and Sis very much and am thinking of your whole family at this hard time. 🙏

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