Tom Cox
1938 - 2021
BORN
1938
DIED
2021
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Troutman Funeral Home
345 North Main Street
Troutman, NC
Tom Cox

Thomas Emerson Cox, 83, of Troutman, passed away, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Tom "Pop" was born Feb. 25, 1938, in Ingham County, Mich., and was the son of the late James and Lucille Cox. He was the oldest of five siblings. A graduate of Jackson High School in Jackson, Tenn., and Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich. Tom previously owned and managed The New Telephone Company in Hickory. He was an avid fisherman, skilled bread baker, and faithful member of Troutman Baptist Church in Troutman. Pop was an awesome husband, father, friend, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Pop could carry a conversation with anyone and knew no strangers. He enjoyed people and loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ginger Higgins Cox, who he married Aug., 20 1966. Tom was an amazing caregiver to her.

Tom is survived by his children, Lisa Cox Bowman (Beau), Catherine Cox Stumtf, Thomas Cox II (Daysi), and James Owen Cox (Tangie); two stepchildren, Lisa Mayfield and Scott Rymer (Jenny Poliquin); grandchildren, Johnny Bowman (Jamie), John Harding, Stephen Bowman (Laura), Anna Bowman Whitehouse (Jake), Seth Hall, Sam Hall, Simon Hall, Sarah Siebrecht, Alex Cox and Gabe Cox. Tom was a great-grandfather to Kate Bowman, Elizabeth Bowman, Charlotte Bowman, Avery Bowman, Jenny Bowman, Sophia Siebrecht, Phoebe Siebrecht, and Noah Siebrecht.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Iredell Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends thirty minutes prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Troutman Baptist Church; or National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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Published by Statesville Record & Landmark on Oct. 12, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
12
Visitation
10:30a.m.
Iredell Memorial Gardens
NC
Oct
12
Graveside service
11:00a.m.
Iredell Memorial Gardens
NC
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