Mr. William Henry Cox, age 78, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Cox was born in Jonesborough, TN and the son of the late Marion & Ruby Kinley Cox. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Myra Ellen Cox, son, William Anthony “Tony” Cox, brother, Ronald “Ronnie” Cox, granddaughter, Kayla Renee Cox and grandson, Anthony Cox.
He attended Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.
Mr. Cox retired from Eastman Chemical Company and worked at Colonial Heights Wash World till the time of his death. He was an avid Tennessee fan.
He was a United States Navy Veteran having served on the USS Hornet.
Survivors include two sons, David Lee Cox, Gray and Michael Wayne Cox (Kim), Jonesborough; daughter, Angie Cox Hawkins, Jonesborough; three granddaughters, Katelyn, Kristen, and Kaylee Cox; two grandsons, Blake and Chance Hawkins; best-friend and mother of his children, Nelta Cox, Jonesborough; brother, Norman Lee Cox (Brenda), Elizabethton; sister-in-law, Marian Cox, Johnson City; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and his dog, Counzo.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm, Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Jon Reed officiating.
Pallbearers will be family & friends.
Tonya Bowman Davis
Nelta, David, Mike and Angie I’m so sorry to hear of Henry passing away. I will always cherish the memories I had living with this wonderful family. I can still hear Henry calling us the Roadrunners cause we were always going somewhere. He was a great man and always made me laugh. Thinking of all of you during this sad time.
Saundra Hawkins & Leroy Hawkins
In our thoughts during this time. So sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss ! I worked with Henry at 120 Lab at Eastman, and enjoyed his sense of humor and friendliness. He was a great person to work with.
Sorry to hear about your loss
So sorry to hear of Henry’s passing. Always remember and enjoyed him coaching baseball as a youngster. I know that you all will surely have some tough days ahead and will be praying for comfort and peace for you folks. May God bless and give you comfort and peace.
My heart goes out to you all. Henry was such a sweet person to me. Prayers for peace and hope in knowing you will see him again one day.
I'm so sorry for your loss. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.
Henry and I graduated together in 1960 from Jonesboro High School. He was a good friend, always having a smile and loved to get together at our class reunions.