Charles Thomas Cox

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Roller-Citizens Funeral Home
201 North Pine Street
West Memphis, AR  72301
Friday, January 15, 2021
5:00pm-7:00pm
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Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel
201 N Pine Street
West Memphis, AR  72301
Friday, January 15, 2021
7:00pm
I served in the Army.
Charles Thomas CoxI am a Veteran.

of West Memphis, AR

March 28, 1944 - January 11, 2021

There are very few men in this world like Charles Cox. If you ask anyone who knew him, you would no doubt hear only great things. And on January 11, 2021, he was welcomed home into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Alec Cox and Lela Cox.
Charles definitely left an impact on anyone he came in contact with.
Those who were left behind to cherish his legacy are his loving wife and best friend for 56 years and 11 months, Shirley Davis Cox; his brother, A.D. Cox; his sons, Brian Cox (Robin), Dan Cox (Kendra) and Greg Cox (Jill); his grandchildren, who were his crowning jewels, Daniel Cox (Kayla), Cameron Cox, Cassidy Cox, Camden Bradshaw, Andrew Cox, Nathan Cox, Thomas Cox; as well as great grandchild, Bridget Cox. He also leaves a host of extended family and friends.
Among his many talents, Charles was an avid hunter. He loved spending time on the lake chasing the ''one that got away.''
He loved to garden, or simply sit back with a favorite book in a comfy chair.
He was a devoted husband, loving father, and amazing grandfather . . . and boy did he love his grandchildren.
He was a devout member of First Assembly of God in West Memphis, Arkansas, and his faith was a big part of his life.
You could search the world over, and you'd never find a giant of a man quite like Charles.
He will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to know him.
It is Roller-Citizens Funeral Home's great honor to pay tribute to Charles' life.

Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will be following guidelines issued by the local Department of Health and the CDC regarding COVID-19. Social distancing of at least six feet is recommended for outdoor services and all funeral attendees are requested to wear masks.
Online condolences may be made at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/WestMemphis.

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24 Condolence(s)
Jeannie Bates
West memphis, AR
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Saturday, January 16, 2021

I will miss you. As a cousin you were outstanding. I still remember when you and Shirley pulled off that elopement . Gary is I’m sure thrilled to see you again. You two don’t catch too many fish. God will multiply what you catch. Tell mammaw hi and I miss her.

Glenda J Ford
West Memphis, AR
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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Keeping you and your family in my prayers, Shirley. So sorry.

James and Sylvetta Young
West Memphis, AR
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Friday, January 15, 2021

So shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Charles. We considered you and Charles as best friends for many years. We will continue to pray for you and your family.
God Bless!!!

Sidney & Ginger Stafford
Springfield, MO
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Friday, January 15, 2021

Shirley, so sorry to hear about your loss. We pray you will experience peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Sidney and Ginger

Andrew Cox
Cary, NC
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Friday, January 15, 2021

I have a lot of childhood memories with Uncle Charles. Fishing, frogging, hunting or just hanging out telling stories. I will miss you and see you again someday. Godspeed ...

Butch Cordell
West Memphis, AR
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Friday, January 15, 2021

Shirley, I am so sorry to hear about Charles. I always enjoyed hearing his fishing "tales" while we were next door neighbors. He will surely be missed by you and the rest of your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Butch

Tommy Cobb
Foley, AL
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Shirley and Family we were saddened to hear of Charles passing. Enjoyed your pics of family and activities. We are praying for you.

Michael Hull
Pearlsnd, TX
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Shirley & family, Charles was a special man and a special friend during our brief time in West Memphis. Some of my very best memories of those days are those times we went fishing together. Rare was the time we didn’t come home with a full stringer of fish. I will always remember him as one of a kind. A very special man! Our prayers as you continue the journey without him. God be with you!

Michael Davis
Fort Worth, TX
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

I will never forget the time he and some of the other men of the church we attended, took us to a camp over and he cooked breakfast. He showed me the secret of over easy eggs, bacon grease. It makes everything better he said. So glad that I had the privilege of knowing this great man of God. Love you family.

Bill Foster
Marion, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

We will miss Charles, he was a good friend. My condolences Shirley to you and all your family

Gina Deese Curtis
Michigan City, MS
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Thursday, January 14, 2021


Right now my biggest thought — apart from the sadness — is how blessed my Daddy was to be a part of Mr Charles’ life. His influence on my Daddy was enormous and I will forever be thankful. I can just imagine them two together right now in heaven.

I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family.





Mike Bollinger
Proctor, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

I am saddened at his loss. He was a great man who lived his life for the lord. I pray for all his family and will miss him even though I didn’t see him enough. Bless you all.

Barbara Buchbinder Strong
Albuquerque, NM
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Dear Shirley,

I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Charlie’s passing. I know you must be devastated. Charlie was always one of the good guys . . . I think I knew him from third grade on. It is hard to believe so much time has passed since I picture us all as still seventeen/eighteen years old.

Thinking of you at this very sad time,
Barbara

Emily (Hickman) Mullins
Nashville, TN
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Papa Charles as my kids used to call him was the most precious man with a heart of gold! He loved his Lord, his wife/family and the church. They broke the mold when Charles was created—-a true gem and will be surely missed. Prayers for Miss Shirley and his sweet family.

Randy & Karen Helms
Largo, FL
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Dear Shirley, our hearts are heavy for your great loss, but so thrilled that Charles has received his heavenly reward and is with Jesus. We love you dearly.

Elijah Lackey
WEST MEMPHIS, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Sorry for the loss. Mr Charles was always a smiling face at church. He will be greatly missed By star, Noah and I plus many others.

Susan Baratti Epps
West Memphis, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Shirley and family, I know life will never feel the same for you but I'm praying for comfort through this hard time and for the days ahead.

Robert Dill
Horn Lake, MS
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

I'm heart broken to hear the news of Charlie's passing. We lived across the street from each other from grade school until high school graduation. My thoughts are with Shirley and the rest of the family. Rip old friend.

Debra Deese
Marion, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Charles will be missed, he was a great man and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

John & Cheryl Housr
West Memphis,
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

What a wonderful Man Charles was.

Anna Lois Williams
Marion, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

So sorry for your loss. We remember him fondly, will be praying for your family

Zuriel & Kat Armstrong
Beebe, AR
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

We have such fond memories of this wonderful man. Our prayers are with Shirley and the family.

Nick and Madeline Johnson
El Dorado, AR
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

We are so so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. If you need anything please let us know. We love you!

Barbara Spicer
Maryville, TN
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Shirley, we are so sorry to hear about Charles. You all are in our prayers. Love you all.