Jack Thomas Cox, 87, of Altavista died Thursday, November 21, 2019 at his home. He was the husband of Mildred Smith Cox for sixty-six years.
He was born June 26, 1932 in Campbell County, a son of the late Jack R. Cox and Mary Frances Reynolds Cox. Mr. Cox was a retired electrician with Bryant-Durham Electric, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of Dan Mountain Hunting Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Carolyn C. Kwiatkowski and her husband, Stephen of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Phyllis C. Rhyne of Lynchburg; a brother, Sam N. Cox of Jacksonville, FL; three sisters, Mary C. Flynn and Ruby C. Viar both of Gladys, and Emily C. Simmons of Danville; and a grandson, Harold H. Woodbury, III.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy M. Cox; and a sister, Dorothy C. Rice.
A memorial service was conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Finch & Finch Chapel, Altavista by the Rev. Dr. Miriam Dakin with military honors by American Legion Altavista Memorial Post 36 & Gretna Post 232
The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the Altavista Area YMCA, 718 Seventh St., Altavista, VA 24517.
Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista is in charge of arrangements.
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