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Jackie Beams Cox, age 85, of Castlewood Court, Somerset, formerly of Williamsburg, departed this life on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at his home.
He was born on April 13, 1932, in Williamsburg, to Burt Cox, Sr. and Bennie (Beams) Cox.
He was preceded in death by parents, Burt and Bennie Cox and loving wife, Phyllis Ana (Hart) Cox of 52 years.
He was an active member of Jordan Baptist Church in Burnside. He accepted Jesus as Savior during his teen and was baptized at Main Street Baptist Church in Williamsburg. He graduated Williamsburg High School in 1952. Enlisted in U.S Airforce in 1952, retired after 20 years as Master Sergeant, and was a veteran of both, Korean and Vietnam Wars, receiving Presidential Accommodation and other service medals. He also retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years of service. He was loved and loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren very much. He will be greatly missed by all.
He is survived by four children, Jack Alan Cox (wife Yvonne) of Madison, AL, Robert Cyld Cox (wife Darlene) of Lexington, Mark Clay Cox (wife Teresa) of Somerset, and Audra Susan Collier (husband Charles) of Berea; nine grandchildren, Molly Griffee (Alex) of Lexington, Thomas Cox of Madison, Alabama, Aaron Baker (Hilary) of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Marlana Vaught (Kyle) of Somerset, Ben Collier (BillyAnna) of Corbin, Kevin Cox of Cookville, Tennessee, Amanda Collier of Berea, Amelia Cox of Madison, Alabama, and Erica Collier of Berea; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Bert Cox (Joyce) of Somerset; two sisters, Norma Reeves (Larry) of Bristol, Virginia and Bettye McDaniel (Jim) of London; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends to mourn his passing.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Miller and Dennis Hart officiating. Following the service he will be laid to rest in the Wolf Creek Cemetery. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #88 of Corbin.
Donations may be given to the Gideon's Association.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.croleyfh.com
Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg is in charge of all arrangements, Jerry W. Croley and J. Andrew Croley, directors.
Published on February 28, 2018
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