James O. Cox

James O. Cox


Passed: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Funeral: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Birth Date: Saturday, January 2, 1932
Age: 88
Location: Greer, SC

James "Jim" Cox, 88, widower of Elizabeth "Lib" Pruitt Cox, passed away peacefully and went to join his wife with the Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 22, 2020.

Born in Greer, SC January 2, 1932, he was the son of the late Clyde S. and Lorene P. Cox and brother of the late Wayne H. Cox.

Mr. Cox was a deacon and member of Victor Baptist Church. He treasured his Bible study class and loved his many ministries and serving the Lord.

A veteran of the Army National Guard, U.S. Navy (Korean War) and the U.S. Air Force Reserve, he was a member of American Legion Post 115 and the U.S.S Laffey Association.

He retired from his career as a machinist and purchasing agent from Textron in Greer in 1992.

A multi-sport athlete named to the Greer High Hall of Fame and the Ring of Honor, Jim was a proud Greer Yellow Jacket.


Jim is survived by his loving family: two sons, Anthony "Tony" Cox and wife, Lisa of Hickory, NC and Daniel "Danny? Cox of Fort Thomas, KY; daughter-in-Law, Betsy Berry of Kenton County, KY; four granddaughters, Emilee Cox of Atlanta, GA; Hannah Cox of Columbia, SC; Rachel Cox of Lexington, KY; and Laura Cox of Kenton County, KY; and three nephews, David Pruitt, Dean Pruitt and Steven Cox.

Funeral Services:

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Victor Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Greer.

Mr. Cox will lie in state at The Wood Mortuary from 12 Noon until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Victor Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1147, Greer, SC 29652.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

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