Breckenridge Texan

Jimmy E. Cox

Jimmy E. Cox
October 30
17:30 2020

Jimmy E. Cox, 91, of Breckenridge, Texas, passed away peacefully in his residence on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a private graveside service will be held at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene under the directions of the Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home staff. A public memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, at the Elliott Street Church of Christ with Don Nelson officiating.

Jimmy Elmer Cox was born on October 14, 1929, in Jayton, Texas, to James E. (Ned) Cox and Rossie (Long) Cox. He attended school at Jayton and graduated in Stamford, Texas, in 1948. Jimmy met his sweetheart, Geneva, at the age of 15. They were married in Stamford on November 6, 1948. They were happily married 71 years.

Jimmy was a Korean War veteran, serving in the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1952. He was very proud to have been a part of the 27th Fighter Wing that played a significant role in transitioning from the F-82 Twin Mustang to the F-84 Thunderjet.

Trained as a newspaper linotype operator, Jimmy worked for the Stamford American in his younger years. After returning from military service, Jimmy spent his life in ministry to Churches of Christ in Luling, Bowie, Abilene, and Breckenridge. He served on the ministry staff of the Elliott Street Church of Christ from 1967 until his death.

He was preceded in death by his wife Geneva, who passed away on September 1, 2020, his father and mother, and one granddaughter, Holly Wolfe.

Jimmy is survived by his brother, Mabry (Mac) of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; and three children: Mike Cox and wife Cathy of Breckenridge, Robin Wolfe and husband Scott of Lewisville, and Dan Cox and wife Esther of Abilene. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren as well as a host of church family and community friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Solaris Hospice for their kindness and attentive care to both Jim and Geneva and to Dr. Kelli Windsor.

Memorials can be made to the Mission Printing Fund at Elliott Street Church of Christ and may be left at the Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home office. Condolences may be made at meltonkitchens.com.

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