Donnie Lee Cox, Sr., 66, of Lewisport, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Madisonville, Kentucky on Aug. 14, 1952 to the late Herbert (Herb) and Frances (Sissy) Cox. Donnie was a member of Lone Star Pentecostal Church. He was the electrical and building inspector for Hancock County and the electrical inspector for Breckinridge County, Hart County, Grayson County and the city of Whitesville. Donnie was a member of Hancock Masonic Lodge #115, Eastern Star, Rizpah Temple Shrine, Hancock County Planning and Zoning, Lewisport Lions Club, IBEW #1701 and International Association of Electrical Inspectors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie L. Cox; and brothers, Herbert J. Cox, Ricky D. Cox and Jerry Riggs.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Jo Cox; children, Donnie L. Cox, Jr. (son), B.J. Cox (son), Lena (Kent) Baldwin (daughter), Emily (Jeremy) Dwire (daughter), and Brian Johnson (son); Darlene (Larry) Finley (sister); grandchildren, Katie Cox (granddaughter), Tristan Cox (grandson), Rachel Dwire (granddaughter), Rebekah Dwire (granddaughter), Raeleigh Dwire (granddaughter), Kendall Baldwin (granddaughter), Lacy Baldwin (granddaughter), and Paige Baldwin (granddaughter); and Betty F. Cox (sister-in-law).

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Lewisport with burial following in Lewisport Cemetery. Donnie’s family will greet friends from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital or Hospice of Western Kentucky. Online Condolences may be made at