James Earl Cox, 74, of Athens, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Athens Health and Rehabilitation.
Services will be noon Friday, May 5, at Spry Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Cox officiating. Burial at Mitchell Cemetery.
Visitation will be 10 a.m.-noon Friday at Spry.
Mr. Cox was born Feb. 1, 1943, in Limestone County. He was a retired carpenter.
Survivors: Wife, Carolyn Cox of Rogersville; daughter, Cathy Nichols of Athens; grandchildren, Colson Nichols and Finley Nichols, both of Athens; brothers, Junior Cox and Max Cox, both of Athens; sister, Vickie White of Lexington; and nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, Joner and Aileen Cox; son, Michael Cox; and brother, Larry Cox.
Published on May 3, 2017