Mr. Darrell Edward Cox age 72 of New Tazewell, TN was born March 23, 1946 and went home to be with the Lord, February 23, 2019 after a long and courageous fight against cancer.
He was born in Middlesboro, KY. He married his wife Wilma in 1965.
Mr. Cox became a member of the United States Army, 1st Cavalry Division bravely serving his country, fighting in the Vietnam War. After returning home he spent many years working for home health care. He retired from Family Respiratory, formerly of Tazewell. Mr. Cox professed his faith in God at a young age and was a lifelong member of the Miller’s Chapel Baptist Church, of Middlesboro KY, where he faithfully attended and supported his church. He loved his Lord, his family, and his country. He will be greatly missed and remembered for his kind and gentle spirit, his love for others and his sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his:
Wife of 49 years, Wilma Cox
Parents: Clarence and Emma Cox
Sister: Cookie Cox Goins
Brother: Hollis Wayne Cox
He is survived by his:
Daughter: Emma Cox Millett and son-in-law Tim Millett, children June and John Millett.
Brothers: Clarence Cox, Jr (wife Linda), Don Cox (wife Helen), and Coy Cox (wife Joan).
Sisters: Jerry Cox Earl, Shirley Cox Poore, and Betty Cox Johnston (husband O’Neal).
And a host of nieces and nephews and many cherished friends.
Mr. Cox’s life will be honored at a graveside service which will be held at the Edwards Cemetery in Sharps Chapel on Tuesday at 3PM. Family and friends will gather at the Claiborne~Overholt Funeral Home to proceed to the cemetery. Ted Hofer will officiate and Keith Sandefur will read the obituary. Special music will be provided by Ginger Beason and Paige Campbell. He will also receive military honors for his wartime service.
Pallbearers: Ricky Cox, Robbie Cox, Coy Cox Jr., Billy Earle, David Earle and John Millett.
Honorary Pallbearers: All of Mr. Cox’s nephews.
~Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family~