Joseph Thomas Cox Jr.
Published 11:38 pm Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Joseph Thomas Cox, Jr., 84, of the Wilmar community passed away on Friday, October 15, 2010 at his residence. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and owner of J.T. Cox Trucking Company. He was a member and trustee of Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church, a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and a charter member of the Civitan Club of Greenville.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church with burial to follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Love Edwards Cox of the home; four children, Brenda Cox Hinshaw of Liberty, Joseph Thomas Tommy Cox, III of Wilmington, Patricia Cox Fodel of Jamestown and Kristi Cox Kerr of Rock Hill, SC; one sister, Geneva Cox Lupton of New Bern; six grandsons, Russ Edmondson, Jay Cox, Chris Edmondson, Kyle Hinshaw, Josh Hinshaw and Reese Peters; six granddaughters, Mary Love Edmondson, Anna Love Fodel, Anna Elizabeth Cox, Mary Kathryn Fodel, Katie Love Shirley and Elliott Peters; and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Cox Edmondson.
The family will receive friends just prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. For those considering memorials, the family suggests the Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund. Family and friends are invited to share memories and sign the online guest book by visiting www.pollockbest.com.
Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals &Cremations.