Raymond Eugene ‘Scooter’ Cox, 69, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 3, 2018.
Cox was born May 1, 1949 along with twin sister Ethel Faye Cox to loving parents Alman and Marie Cox and older sister Virginia, who was 8 at the time. Scooter, his nickname since he was a baby as he would ‘scoot’ across the floor, had a lifelong love of the outdoors. He lived and worked on Lake Lanier for a time, shared his affinity for fishing with family and friends and shared the bounty of his catch with numerous fish frys and gatherings.
He shared the fruits of his many hunting expeditions with those close to him as well. An avid outdoorsman - he was at home in the woods or on the water - in his element. He also had a passion for gardening, which he acquired from his father, Alman Cox.
With his childhood friend, Johnny Watson, he journeyed on many sailing expeditions to the Bahamas, Dry Tortugas, the Keys and Key West. Together, they rode out Hurricane Sandy in the Bahamas and shared their experience with others. He shared his love of the water and sailing the ocean to far off places with Johnny and made a friend in every locale they visited.
A lover of animals, he had the love of many dogs, horses and a mule named Emma. He ventured on hundreds of trail rides and journeys - including riding oceanside on the sand at Myrtle Beach in 2003.
A jack of all trades and a master at most of them - he worked with wood, metal and was a master electrician.
Scooter never met a stranger, was a friend to everyone he met, and was glad to help those in need.
His mother and father, Marie and Alman Cox, and brother-in-law, Louis Caldwell, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Amy Sperry Cox; sisters,
Virginia (‘Molie’) Wheeler (Clinton) of Norcross, Faye Caldwell of Duluth; sons,
Darrell Cox (Tanya), Rodney Cox (Danielle), both of Dawsonville; daughter,
Ottum Barcus (Brian) of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Sydney Cox, Riley Cox,
Brandon Bell, Jacob Bell, Silas Cox, Brayden Cox, Peyton Pruett, and Ivey
Barcus; nieces, Alicia Kemptner (Mark), Leah Humphrey (Michael), both of
Cumming, Leslie Brouillette (Chris) of Dawsonville; nephew, Wade Youmans; as
well as all the Sperry clan spread from Florida to Alaska and points in between;
various other relatives also survive.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Dawson Community Food Bank, 77 Hugh Stowers Road, Dawsonville, Ga. 30534.
Memorial services were held at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at Meadow Wind Farm in Cumming with family and friends officiating. The family received friends from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at Ingram Funeral Home.
Ingram Funeral Home of Cumming was in charge of arrangements.