COX, JAMES HOWARD "JIM" - Howell County, Missouri | JAMES HOWARD "JIM" COX - Missouri Gravestone Photos

James Howard "Jim" COX

Willow Springs City Cemetery
Howell County,

Oct 19, 1966
Aug 4, 2014

Funeral services for James Howard Cox will be held Friday, August, 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Munford Gymnasium, Willow Springs, MO with Pastors Danny Hicks and Doug Collins officiating. A musical selection of "Amazing Grace," will be provided by Carol Collins and Marie Head, accompanied by Cody Collins on piano. Pallbearers will be J.D. Cox, Scott Cox, Bill Green, Linn Johnson, Wayne Johnson, and Dean Durnell. Honorary pallbearers will be Sho-Me brothers, Monte Housley, Howard Carter, James, "Opie" Taylor, Chris Emery, Billy Jackson, and Michael McDaniel. Burial will follow in the Willow Springs City Cemetery, under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Willow Springs, MO.
James Howard Cox, son of the late Don and Bonnie (Bradford) Cox, was born on October 19, 1966 in Mountain View, MO and departed this life on August 4, 2014. Jim was 47 years, 9 months, and 16 days of age.
Jim grew up in Willow Springs and was a 1985 graduate of Willow Springs High School. In school he was active in football, basketball, and track. He earned many athletic awards and still holds three track records. He also was active in journalism and was on the yearbook staff. He was united in marriage to Lisa Michelle Brown on June 4, 1987.
After high school, Jim worked at the Willow Springs News as a reporter and photographer. He later worked for Mountain Grove Printing as a pressman. In 1994 Jim began working for Sho-Me Power Corporation as an apprentice lineman and later became Line Foreman. Jim loved his Sho-Me Power brothers and was proud to be a union member of the Local #53 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Jim was an avid outdoorsman who loved "all things" outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, and especially crappie fishing. He was a sportsman through and through. Jim was a Mizzou Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals fan. He had a great sense of humor. Jim was known for his quick wit, and took great pleasure in pulling a fast one on someone. He had a kind heart and a contagious smile and especially loved spending time with family and friends. He loved life and lived it to the fullest.
Jim loved his community and looked for an opportunity to help someone in need. Even in death his giving continues as his donation of tissue, organs, and bone will touch the lives of many. Since being diagnosed, Jim developed a special friendship with volunteer Michael Harris with the Grey Matters Foundation, a foundation that supports brain cancer awareness. This organization became very near and dear to him during his illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Bonnie.
Jim is survived by his wife, Lisa, of the home; brother, Scott Cox and wife Leslie, brother, J.D. Cox and wife Toni; sisters, Shawana Cox, Tawnya Cox, and Velma Haefeker and husband Jerry; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lonnie and Linda Cain; sister-in-law, Jackie Feldman and husband Richard, sister-in-law, Carla Davis and husband Fred, sister-in-law, Dorothy Seay and husband Tim; six nephews, Brandon Davis, Brian Schneider, Devan Seay, Colton and Carson Haefeker, and Ryan Koehler; two nieces, Amanda and Courtney Cox; and numerous family and friends. Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. []

Contributed on 11/27/15 by mjrwag
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Submitted: 11/27/15 • Approved: 11/27/15 • Last Updated: 4/4/18 • R778783-G0-S3

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