Mr. Jess Willard Cox
Mr. Jess Willard Cox age 88 of New Tazewell, TN passed away July 19, 2013 at his home with his loving family beside him.
Jess was born to Benjamin Ulys and Sally Housley Cox on January 12, 1925 in Sharps Chapel, TN.
He was preceded in death by his son: Daniel Douglas Cox.
Brothers: Joe, Jim, Bill, J. Will, Robert and Ronnie Cox
Sisters: Linda Giles, Della and Lillian McCarty.
Jess retired from Container Corp. and was a long time member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. He kept himself busy in the door to door Bible ministry work.
He served on the Regional Building projects. Jess was well known for his generous and humorous spirit. Being a very determined person enabled him to live his life to the fullest. He will be missed by all.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years: Mary Ruth Moyers Cox
Daughter: Anne McCoy and husband Vaughn
Daughter-in-law: Janice Cox
Grandchildren: Amy Hill and husband Dwayne
Katy England and husband Adam
Billy Cox and wife Raquel
Great-grandchildren: Emma, Ali, Dawson, Ruthie, Austin, Harrison, and Aidan
Twin Brother: Jack Cox and wife Mattie
Sister: Maggie Dykes
Brother-in-Law: Douglas Moyers
Special friend and niece: Carolyn Moyers and many friends and neighbors
who have been precious to see to his needs, while going through radiation and chemo therapy for lung and brain cancer.
The family will receive friends Sunday July 21, 2013 from 6PM till 8PM at the Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10AM Monday in the Claiborne-Overholt Chapel with Vaughn McCoy officiating. Music will provided by the congregation. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers: David Champagne, William Jess Cox, Dewayne Hill,
Adam England, Gary Moon, and Tim Cox.
Claiborne - Overholt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.