of Sherwood, AR
August 28, 1941 - April 12, 2021
James Earl "Jimmy" Cox, 79, of Sherwood, formerly of Marion and Horseshoe Lake entered his heavenly home on Monday, April 12, 2021, following a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia. He was born on August 28, 1941 in Hughes, Arkansas to Robert Waring Cox and Jennie Mae Deaton Cox. He was the oldest of eleven children. Jimmy was a Christian and a member of the First Marion Baptist Church.Jimmy had a kind heart and a passion for helping others. His toolbox was always near. The family and friends could depend on him to fix whatever needed to be repaired. Jimmy took great pleasure in building and remodeling houses for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tony Cox; brother, Bobby Cox and a sister, Betty Boozer.Jimmy is survived by his wife, Becky Cox; sons, James Earl ''Stoney'' Cox, Jr. and his wife Teresa of Etta Mississippi; Robert Paul ''Robbie'' Cox of Ripley, Mississippi; daughter, Erica Lynn Cox of Memphis, Tennessee; bonus son, John-Michael Purifoy and wife Allison of Brownsville, Tennessee; grandsons, Jacob Cook and Silas Muschong; and a bonus granddaughter Ava Cook; brothers: Joe Cox (Judy) of Hughes, Billy Cox of Horseshoe Lake, Larry Cox (Gail) of Horseshoe Lake; sisters: Lela McCollum of Horseshoe Lake, Dorothy Mooney of Hughes, Virginia Cox of Solsberry, Indiana, Shirley Bailey of Paragould, and Debbie Clark of Franklin, North Carolina and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15, 2021, followed by a 2:00 p.m. graveside service at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion with Rev. Jim King officiating. Arrangements are by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home (501-224-8300). Memorials may be made to First Marion Baptist Church, 2137 Arkansas 77, Marion, AR 72364.The family would like to say a special thanks to Kindred Hospice as well as Dr. Love and his staff at Arkansas Hospice for their kind and compassionate care during the past few months.
Prayers for the family. I am Mary Lee Deaton Lyles Grandaughter.
Heaven gained another Angel when Uncle Jimmy went home. He was always one of my favorite uncles and I always got a huge hug when I saw him. Dementia has taken some wonderful people from our family but I will hold on to the memories I have of them for as long as I can. I love all of you and I’m sorry I wasn’t able to be there to say goodbye. RIP UNCLE JIMMY I love you❤️
Jimmy was a happy soul who had an warm smile always and kind spirit for everyone. He will be missed dearly but never forgotten with all the joyous memories left behind.
Aunt Becky, you are in my thoughts and prayers. We will miss Jimmy very much.
Becky, sorry for your loss. Thinking about you.
Jimmy won a special place in my heart when he was three and I was four and it has been there for all these years. Lots of good memories to hold in my heart. I will miss you so much my dear cousin.
We had so many fun memories with Jimmy. I worked with Jimmy for many years at Industrial Sales Co. He was like a brother to me. He called us every Christmas to say hello. We will miss you Jimmy. Kenny and Brenda
I remember meeting Jimmy in 1996 at Horseshoe Lake. We immediately became friends and we always had jokes for each other. He was a man that loved Jesus and his family. So sorry to hear him passing but I know he is with Jesus now. Prayers for Becky and Erica and the rest of him family. You will be missed.
Becky, Jackie and I send sympathy and prayers.
Dear Becky:So very sorry for your loss. Please know I'm thinking of you. Love, Vivian
Jimmy was a wonderful Christian Man that loved his family with all his heart. Love you brother with all my heart !❤️
Becky, I'm so sorry you've lost your mate for the time being. You have been so happy with him these last few years and I'm thankful you and he enjoyed your togetherness. I also was blessed to see you so happy when you two married. I hope to see you soon.
Sorry about Jimmy. He was a great person and I always enjoyed being around him.
My God be with you and your family
So sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was well loved, my favorite uncle.
We have known Jimmy for 23 years.He always had a loving spirit.We were in Sunday School with him and went to his house for fellowship.Will be missed.Love and prayers for the family.
Good friend that always had a smile! Will be missed! Prayers for the family!
Becky, We are so sorry to hear about Jimmy! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Becky, I’m sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
We are so thankful to have had the privilege of knowing Jimmy. We will treasure the memories made. We will also remember Becky, Stoney, Teresa, Jacob & Ava in our prayers.
One of my many "favorite" uncles! Will miss him dearly.