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307 South Palm Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: (386) 325-4521
Sylvia Cox

Sylvia Cox

Tuesday, March 23rd, 1943 - Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Sylvia B. Cox, 75, of St. Augustine and formerly of East Palatka, passed from this life on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Symphony of St. Augustine following an extended illness. Born in Daytona Beach, Sylvia attended the University of Arkansas where she met Dwayne Cox who would be her husband of 37 years. Sylvia and Dwayne moved to Palatka in 1967 where Dwayne had been offered a coaching position at Palatka High School. Over the years, Sylvia worked in various departments within the Putnam County Clerk of Courts office and prior to that at Merrill Insurance Agency. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Palatka. As the wife of a coach, Sylvia spent many evenings attending various sporting events supporting her husband and cheering on the athletes. Sylvia cherished time with family and especially with her grandkids. She also enjoyed the beach and playing card games.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 37 years, Dwayne Cox and her parents, Raymond Beville and Anne Gagnon Beville.
Sylvia is survived by a daughter, Chrissie Smith (Travis) of St. Augustine, a sister, Jo Anne Dickey (Doug) of Mandarin, 2 grandchildren, Camryn Smith and Paige Smith, her best friend, Cheryl Stevens of Interlachen and numerous nieces and nephews.
No services are scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177 or to Vintage Care Senior Living, 203 S. Moody Rd, Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Sylvia’s Book of Memories Page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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Ben Bates

Posted at 07:38am
Sylvia and Dwayne were great friends and Dwayne was my best man in my wedding. We have many great memories of this wonderful lady and wish God’s grace during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jane Booth

Posted at 07:36pm
I worked with Dewayne Cox at Interlachen high school for many years and met Sylvia there. She was a sweet lady. Know she will be missed

Karen Davis

Posted at 05:44pm
Praying for comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

Cheryl Stevens

Posted at 05:54am
Sylvia was my closest and dearest friend. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She loved her family with all her heart. She also loved the athletes that she came to know thru her husband, Dwayne, when he was coaching. Her voice was well known cheering on her team. She will be missed by many.

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