I miss you dreadfully but I will love you forever xo julie
Dear Marilyn and Jim's special family, Jim will be greatly missed by many. One could tell that he treasured life. He made everyone laugh and have fun in his presence. Who is going to call us "Freeeze" now. Take strength from family and friends. He touched many lives! Love, Bill and Tanny Frece
when i think of jim i can see only this big guy and always laughing. i used to deal with jim and his brother ken for a number of years and can only remember fun times. all of the best of memories to marilynn and the family on this sad occasion.
Thank you for letting me into the family's guest center to see some of the pictures of Jim's life. I served as his personal physician for about 12 years and it was a hoot the whole way! We always played something called liar's poker with one dollar bills at the beginning of each visit, and I think we were tied in the end.
When he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis he knew what he was up against. Unfortunately, there isn't much that can be done in actual fact, and I think he knew that. So, he lived his last 1-2 years to the fullest, as he should have. He was my kind of guy, a man's man: for his family, for his friends, for hard work, and for having fun and sharing the love. I was honored to know him and be his doctor. May God bless you at his passing, and bring you peace. Jim is now in the best fishing spot anywhere, I'm sure...and I hope I get to wet a line with him there someday.
Sean Kesterson MD FACP
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
Chief Medical Officer
Central Michigan University College of Medicine
To Marilyn and her sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchilden and the brothers and sisters and the many friends of James Cox. My deepest sympathy to you all.
I have known Jim and his family since 1972. While having work with him and of course played with him and most importantly watched the love he had for his family. Jim was a big man with a Big Heart and a great sense of humor. He loved to fish and enjoy life to its fullness, but his family was always first. I've attended many of the family gatherings and have always felt I was a member as well. Jim will be missed but he is now with our Lord probably drinking a Manhattan and telling stories with the greatest fisherman of them all.
Love to each of you and may God Bless you all.
Mr Cox was such a good man ,father,husband.It was a real pleasure to know him as I did,he was like a dad to me in my childhood, and got me in to hockey and hunting and fishing...I will always have fond memories of the times we had and shared.God Bless you and keep you,God make his face shine down upon you and give you his peace....Mark Hostetter & Family
I remember Jim from when I was a little girl in elementary and middle school hanging out with 2 of his grandchildren, Rilyn & Ralph. When I think about him I think about how he loved spending time with them and the way he joked, smiled ,and laughed with them. His family was obviously very important to him.
Jim was always so friendly and accepting of me and my family when we would come visit Clayne, Julie, CD, and Skylar. The times at Lake Hulbert with him and the Cox and Frazer families were special. He knew how to have fun and was always so inclusive and hospitable. We will always cherish these good memories of time spent with Jim and his beloved family.
Stephen Wilson, Clayne's brother-in-law
Jim and Marilyn were my second set of parents. All of my summer memories of childhood come from "The Cottage". Jim always joked around and made me feel like part of the family. He loved having lots of people around to enjoy the controlled "chaos" that insued. Jim led the family with strength, love & humor. I loved going on the float boat through the chain of lakes by day, and out again at night to spear fish, turtles and anything else that we could find! Thanks for all the beautiful memories. The Cox family will always live in my heart and soul.
Prayers for Peace and Hugs for Love to all of you!
Pappy (Grandad)--I would not be the person I am today if it wasn't for you, I will love you forever and I will look forward to meeting you "up there" again one day. I will miss you.
The one outstanding characteristic that has been imprinted in my memory about Jim is that he always treated me respectfully. He always made me feel like it was OK to hang out with him and his family. Very approachable and unassuming. A true gentlemen. He will be missed tremendously.
Marilyn & Family
May you find comfort in your memories and the strength in each others love. Jim will always live in your hearts. I am so sorry for your loss.
Uncle Jim always made you laugh. He was the constant practical joker -always pulling a prank on someone or doing something silly. You couldn't help put laugh and have fun when you were around him. He will definitely be missed...... heaven's bar is ordering up more Manhattens..... here's to Uncle Jim as we keep his family in our prayers.
Dear Cox Family, Our hearts go out to each of you at this time of sorrow. You have a wonderful family full of love and support to comfort each other at this sad time. Jim's memory will forever live in our hearts. Love & Hugs, Patty Wurster and Family
Dear Cox Family, Our hearts go out to all of you at this time of sorrow. You have a wonderful family full of love to help support each other at this sad time. The memory of Jim will live forever in our hearts. Love and hugs, Patty Wurster and Family
I want to send my prayers to the
Cox Family at this sad time, I will always remember the great times out at the lake. Your Dad was always great to be around! I'm sure you will all miss him.
Jim was the best Grandad anyone could have ever asked for. He taught me how to love the outdoors and just go with the flow. I love you Grandad. You hold a special place in my heart and you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.I know God is taking good care of you and one day we will meet again. ???
I only new Jim from some of the family events he was a very special person
he will be missed by everyone that new him. Doug Williams
Marilyn@Family SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL, MY HE REST IN PEACE
Jim was such a special man for so many reasons. We all have our own special memories, and will miss him dearly. Our love and prayers go with you all at this sad time. With much love, Karen and Bruce
Dear Marilyn and family,
I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Although I didn't know Jim, the pictures and sentiments expressed depict a very special man. It's so obvious he will live on in the lives of those he loved. I wish you comfort in his memories and in the love you shared.
Jim provided Clayne with the desire to become a hunter and the Cox family has the strongest support system I have ever been around. He was truly the head of his family and showed his love and affection by taking care of his children and grandchildren. He will truly be missed. God Bless! Jackie Frazer
Jim will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was the life of the party and enjoyed his family and friends to the fullest. We are so grateful we had the summers in the U.P. with the Cox family. Thank you for including the Texas group in your family all these years!
We love you all! Aubra, Stephen, Clay, Clare, and Laura
Jim was like a father to me. He taught me so many things about fatherhood. And being a good husband. He shared his love of the outdoors with me. And how not to sweat the small stuff.I learned so much from him. His love of his family. I only hope to be the man he was. I will truly miss him.