James A. Cox Jr.

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James A. Cox Jr., age 85, died Thursday, September 6, 2018 at his residence in Lexington. He was born on May 1, 1933 to James Archie Cox and Mary Chesney Hoover Cox in South Irvine, KY.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; his sisters, Jewell Harris, Opal Miller, and Delphine Cox; his brothers, Truman Cox, Delbert Cox, and Cecil Cox.
He is survived by his wife Patsy June (Scott), sister, Marjorie Ella Wolfinbarger of Irvin KY; his son, Charles Anthony Cox; and daughter-in-law, Julie Traver Cox of La Grange KY; his grandsons, Elijah Traver Cox, Evan Jasper Cox; and his namesake, Ian James Cox.
He spent his South Irvine boyhood playing in the fields, hunting in the hills, and swimming in the Kentucky River. He was "Archie", "Jimmy", or "Redbeard" to all who knew him well. He took his first real job working the third shift at the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company where his father and grandfather were both employed.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1952 through 1956 during the Korean conflict. Stationed in England, Africa, Alaska, and Pinecastle AFB (McCoy) in Orlando, Florida where he met and fell in love with his wife Patsy June Scott of Carlisle, KY. They were married on Nov 18, 1955 in Orlando, Florida. After his discharge, they moved back to their home state of Kentucky to put down roots in Lexington. He worked for International Business Machines until his retirement in 1990. He and Patsy have lived in their original Lexington home ever since. He and Patsy were avid square dancers, mall walkers, and completed travels to all of the Kentucky State Parks making many great memories along the way.
He gave of his time, energy, and love to his family and friends. He served the Lord and did all he could to help others. He learned to love the game of soccer as his 3 grandsons all played and they spent many hours watching from the sidelines. His eldest grandson Elijah now attends the University of Kentucky while Evan and Ian attend Oldham County High School.
A graveside service was held 1:30 P.M on Monday, September 10 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky, 1050 Chinoe Rd., #204 Lexington, KY 40502. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, KY was in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Oldham Era on Sept. 13, 2018
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