TOMMIE LEE COX, 90 of Johntown


Tommie Lee Cox 90 of Johntown, died at his home on Sunday, September 20, 2015.  Funeral  Services have been scheduled for 2:00pm on Wednesday, September 23 in the Johntown Missionary Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in Bogata Cemetery.  Wood Funeral Homes have charge of the arrangements.

He was born on May 29, 1925 in Johntown, the son of Tom and Vada Bridges Cox.  He entered the Army in 1944, trained at Ft. Hood, Texas and served in the Pacific and Luzon where he was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star; Asiatic Pacific Theatre Service Medal with one Bronze Star, Army of Occupation Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge; Victory Medal of WWII, Co. E 20th Infantry before being discharged in 1946.  He settled down in Johntown after marrying the love of his life, Elva Joyce Wilson on August 21, 1947 in Bogata, where they raised their four beloved children.  He considered himself a farmer/rancher always working the land and raising cattle.  He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather (PaPa) and especially loved having his grandchildren near.  Mr. Cox was retired from the Red River Army Depot where he was a Heavy Equipment Mechanic.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce of Johntown; his children:  Victor Lynn Cox  and wife Patsy of Johntown, Tommie Eugene Cox and wife Pat  of Detroit, Glenda Joyce Cox of Johntown and Cynthia Lea Robertson  and husband Gary of Paris; sisters:  Sue Huffman of Bogata,  Bobbie Hervey of Johntown; Libby Moore and husband, Ed  of Slaton; and Mattie Briggs of New Boston;  12 grandchildren; 20  great-grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren  a sister in law Doris Cox of Littlefield. He was preceded in death by his parents  two  sisters  Mary Christopher, and Virginia Cox and two brothers Harvey Dick and James Cox

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  1. Keith Mitchell says:

    To the family,
    I’m sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Cox.

    To Tommie E. Cox,
    What a wonderful example your dad left us of how to raise children.

    My prayers are with everyone during this time of loss.

    Keith Mitchell

  2. Murray Jackson says:

    To the family; please accept my condolences.

    To Tommie, your dad must have been a very good man, as evidenced by traits passed down to you and Victor. May the Lord give you peace and comfort during this time.

    Murray Jackson

  3. Bill and Jean King says:

    Gene, you and your family are in our prayers. We pray our GOD will give you peace and comfort in this time of your loss.

    To GOD be the yhe Glory forever and always.

    In the love of our LORD,

    Bill and Jean

  4. Bonnie Knight says:


    I’m so sorry for your father’s passing. I’m sure he was a fine man for he reared a fine daughter in you. Cherish the memories and live in the hope that you will see him again. Be well, dear heart.

    With love,

  5. Joyce Woodle Shelton says:

    Cynthia and Glenda, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold all of you in His hands and give you peace in this time of trouble.

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