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James V Cox

August 23, 1934 - September 18, 2022

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James Vester Cox, 88, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022, at NMMC in Tupelo. He was born August 23, 1934 to the late Henry Thomas Cox and the late Mary Emma Winningham Cox. He was the longest serving alderman for the City of Tremont, serving for 20 years in office. He enjoyed visits with his children and taking overnight trips when they were in town. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1956 after serving 4 years.
Services will be 2:00 pm on Wednesday September 21, 2022 at Senter Funeral Directors with Rev. Dr. Don Simmons and Bro. Terry Paul Graham officiating. Visitation is 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday September 20, 2022 at Senter Funeral Directors. Burial will be at Tremont Methodist Cemetery.
Survivors include his daughter, Deborah (Bruce) Strickland; sons: James Wade Cox of Tremont and Dr. Thomas Dwight Cox of Orlando, FL; sister, Charlene Rhodes of Belmont; additional beloved survivors include the family of the late Christine Lann: Cindy Rhoades, Tina Pierce, Judy Hammett, Kirkland Rhoades, Kelsey Rhoades Gillespie, other children and grandchildren,
Preceded in death by his parents; special friend, Christine Lann; 6 brothers, 2 sisters.
Pallbearers will be Kirkland Rhoades, Jimmy Franks, Byron Cox, Robert Sewell, Jerry Grady, Harold Wilson
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com


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RIH, Mr.James!

Posted by Erin Whitten on September 23, 2022

Mr. Vester was another granddad to me for many years, he was a very sweet, lovable man and will be missed very much. Love you Mr. Vester!!!

Posted by Miranda Mitchell on September 23, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mr. James. May God comfort you all in the coming days. 🙏💗

Posted by Kathy Jetton on September 20, 2022

Dear Tom, family, and friends I read that Mr. James V. Cox lived a full life of service - I wish for all of you to be grateful at this time for what you may have learned from him. My sincere condolences. Dr Gabriele Strohschen

Posted by Gabriele STrohschen on September 20, 2022


Posted by Joe Sartin on September 20, 2022

So very honored to know his children and praying for strength during this very difficult time. ❤️

Posted by Lisa and Stan Powell on September 20, 2022

Mr James was a sweet and kind soul. Always smiling and everytime you seen him. Prayers to all who loved him. RIP Mr. James🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Posted by Lisa Pierce Wilson on September 20, 2022

James was an awesome Man. Loved the many talks we had at 2 Sisters Kitchen. Praying for all his family and friends. God Bless

Posted by Gloria Lundy on September 19, 2022

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