Obituary

CORPORAL JAMES CLYDE COX

Corporal James Clyde Cox. United States Army, Korean War Veteran, 90, born in Lake City, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, at his home in Knoxville. Corporal Cox, was a very patriotic man, who enjoyed watching the University of Tennessee Football play, fishing, playing the lottery, walking, exercising and ABSOLUTELY loved spending time with his grandchildren. He took pride in putting things together for his family such as toys, toy boxes, bikes, beds, scooters, bookcases, law bookcases and installing blinds. He spent many times picking up his grandchildren and making trips to games, Taco Bell and Wendy’s. His beloved dog, Bobby, and his cat, Tabby, have already made it to heaven and will be greeting him on his arrival. James retired from J & L Steel of East Chicago, Ind., after 40 years. James was preceded in death by: Mother and father, Matthew and Monna Cox of Lake City; daughter, Lisa Cox of Powell; brothers, William Cox of Orlando, Fla., Robert Cox of Powell; sisters, Zelma Huckaby of Whiting, Ind., and Pauline Idles of Briceville. He is survived by: Wife of 64 years, Mary Cox of Knoxville; daughter, Rhonda Lee, Knox County Commissioner and attorney of law, Powell; grandchildren, Heather (Mark Wilson) of Knoxville, Dustin (Debbie) White of Briceville, Amber (Jeremy) Evans of Knoxville, Brandon (Margaret) Lee of Powell, Ashley (Chad) Burris of Powell, Benjamin (Angela) Lee of Friendsville; great-grandchildren, Alexis Evans, Emily Wilson, Braxton Evans, Brady Wilson, Blake Wilson, Theodore Lee, Sophia Lee, Macie Burris, Evander Lee, Watson Lee, and Manning Burris; brother-in-law, Jimmie (Janice) Vowell of Crossville; sister-in-law, Sarah Carroll of Lake City; special niece, Betsy Idles Pitcock of Tampa, Fla. Pallbearers: Grandsons, Dustin White, Brandon Lee, Benjamin Lee; grandsons in love, Mark Wilson, Jeremy Evans, Chad Burris; great-grandsons, Braxton Evans, Brady Wilson, Blake Wilson, Theodore Lee, Evander Lee. Family and friends will be received at First Apostolic Church, 5020 Pleasant Ridge Road, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 13, 2022. Funeral to follow at 7:30pm. Bishop Billy McCool and Pastor Mark McCool will be officiating. Family will gather at Jones Mortuary in Clinton no later than 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, to prepare to go to the Old Foust Cemetery in Lake City, Tennessee for a 1 p.m. graveside service with Bishop Kenneth Carpenter officiating and with a full military honors at the graveside. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.