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Jerry Wayne Cox, age 68 of 232 Dewitt Road, Glade Valley, NC died Friday, April 27, 2012 at Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta, NC. He was born on September 23, 1943 in Carroll County, VA to the late Elmo and Leora Dotson Cox. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Clayton Cox, George Cox and infant brother Kenneth Cox; one sister, Dorothy Conklin. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Cox of the home; two daughters, Sherry Crouse and husband Daniel of Glade Valley, Crystal Shupe and husband Stephen of Fries, VA; one grandchild, Ashley Nicole Shupe; two sisters, Hilda Cochran and husband Roger, Regina Lundy and husband Robert all of Ennice; three brothers, Harold Cox and wife Linda, Ronnie Cox and wife Pat, Dennis Cox and wife Diane all of Galax, VA; four sisters-in-law, Joy Gardner of Mt. Airy, Lorraine Cox of Sparta, Wanda Marshall and husband Donnie of Galax, VA, Patricia Riggins of Galax, VA; one brother-in-law, Garnett Conklin of Sparta; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 30, 2012 at Fairview Baptist Church in Galax, VA. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening at the church and at other times at the home. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta is serving the Cox family.