Joel R. Cox Jr.

Joel R. Cox Jr.

Joel R. Cox Jr., 88 of Duck Hill, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at the State Veteran‘s Home in Kosciusko.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Duck Hill Baptist Church, with funeral services following immediately. Burial will follow in the Duck Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Cox was born on Feb. 22, 1932, in Tallahatchie County and was the son of the late Joel R. Cox and Ruth Hoop Cox.

He worked at Camp McCain as a Training Site Manager. Mr. Cox was a Baptist and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was also a member of the American Legion, the Lion’s Club and the Gideon’s International.

Joel is also preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Anderson and Dorothy McHugh; two brothers, G.D. Cox, Billy Ray Cox; and his wife Jo Ann Rose Cox.

He is survived by one daughter Janna Alice Knight (Bobby Joe) of Duck Hill; two sons, Rodger Kevin Cox of Duck Hill and Stacey Rice Cox (Colleen) of Ashburn, Va.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.