James Cox

TSgt. James "Jim" M. Cox, USAF (Ret.)

Tuesday, December 18th, 1962 Sunday, September 15th, 2019

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Obituary for TSgt. James "Jim" M. Cox, USAF (Ret.)

Bonaire, Ga – James “Jim” M. Cox, 56, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Houston Medical Center. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel at 12:00 pm with interment following at Andersonville National Cemetery at 2:00 pm will full military honors. The Reverends Mark Fogarty and James Driver will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Nathan Cox, Jared Cox, Mark Watkins, Marty Land, Ray Wheeler, Greg Gann. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Humane Society of Houston County Inc. 810 Carl Vinson Pkwy, Centerville, GA 31028.
Jim was born on December 18, 1962 in Manchester, TN to the late William and Mildred (Gravitt) Cox. He faithfully and honorably served his country in the United States Air Force until he retired at the rank of Tech Sergeant. Jim was currently working as a civil service employee, where he was a supervisor in the steam plant at Robins Air Force Base. He was sports car enthusiast, from his blue Z-28 in high school to his prize Camaro he now owns. Jim was a 32-degree Mason, an avid Tennessee Volunteers fan and was a huge animal lover. He was a good man with a sweet soul, hardworking, fun and full of life, known as a great leader, friend, brother, uncle, but most of all, the greatest dad! Jim was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by Mr. Kitty, his cat.
Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Courtney Cox of Bonaire; brothers: Bill Cox (Jan) of Tullahoma, TN and John Cox (Amy) of Hollywood, AL; niece: Jamie Hall (Tim) of Madison, AL; nephews: Nathan Cox (Cristy) of Tullahoma, TN , Jared Cox (Jessica) of Murfreesboro, TN and Jason Phelps (Kim) of Athens, AL; great- nieces: Chesnie, Callie, Caroline, Kaitlyn, Zada, Hinley, Amelia, Emma,and Harvin; 4 cats: Chloe, Teddy, Taz and Judd and his dog, Silver.
Please visit to sign the online guestbook, view the video tribute and to leave a memorial for the family. With honor, Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel and Crematory
    2932 Hwy. 41 N
    Fort Valley, GA
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    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel and Crematory
    2932 Hwy. 41 N
    Fort Valley, GA
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    Thursday, September 19th, 2019
    Reverend Mark Fogarty
    Reverend James Driver
  • Interment

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Andersonville National Cemetery
    Cemetery Road
    Andersonville, Georgia
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    Thursday, September 19th, 2019

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Rita Watkins

Early in our marriage, several times, Mark and I we would wake up in the middle of the night to find Jimmy and whoever he brought, sitting in our porch swing waiting for us to wake up. Always will love this guy.
Comment | Posted at 09:16pm via Condolence

Owen M. Jett

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of TSgt Cox. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to honor his memory and escort him to his final resting place at Andersonville National Cemetery.

Owen Jett, CMSgt (Retired) USAF. 1975 - 2001
Patriot Guard Rider, Albany Georgia
Comment | Posted at 09:27pm via Condolence

Darlene Zeppa

Mike, Jarred and I are so sorry for your loss. Always know that your dad loved and cared for you. He was present and supportive. You know we love you and are here for you if you need anything, day or night. Your dad was good and kind to Jarred. I'll never forget that. We're praying for your strength and that you will find peace.
All our love,
Mike, Darlene & Jarred Zeppa
Comment | Posted at 08:34pm via Condolence

Vasav Patel

I am still shocked about him. He was really great person. God bless him in the heaven with lots of Angels
👼. My condolences to his families
Comment | Posted at 04:56pm via Condolence

Jim and I were stationed here at Robins AFB in the late 80”s. I remember the Friday afternoons when we would take off at noon and all us young men would meet at the lake here on base to start our weekend of fun. There was me, Burrell, Thurston, Villanova, Rudy, John, Ron, Pritchett, Alexander, Cates, CB, and some others. We were young and full of fun. We worked and played together as friends do. Even these days Jim could be counted on as a friend no matter what. Jim will be missed but he will live on in my memory. RIP Jim. May God help the hurt in all our hearts
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