VisitationLowe Funeral Home
Quitman, Texas 75783
Tommie Joe âTJâ Cox, 87, of Quitman, entered his heavenly reward on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Faith Baptist Church with Brother Mike Midkiff officiating. Graveside service will follow at Little Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday evening at Lowe Funeral Home.
Born January 7, 1931 to parents, William Elias and Nora Patterson Cox in Mira, Louisiana. He married the love of his life, Marcia Lea Bicknell on March 12, 1954. They were married 58 years before her death in December 2012. He was a US Army Veteran during the Korean War and served in Germany. He was employed at United Gas in the Computer Department and was the Chief of Data Processing for AAFES in El Paso. In 1973 he and his family moved to Ropesville, TX, where he farmed cotton until 1992. After retirement, he and Marcie Lea moved to Quitman, where they loved to fish at the many lakes in the area. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of Flora Lodge #119 and Gus Garrison Lodge #1273. He enjoyed the fellowship with Easter Star and was a member Quitman Chapter #697 and Winnsboro Chapter #967.
Tommie focused his life around faith, family, farmin', and fishin'. He was a founding member of Faith Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William Elias and Nora Patterson Cox; wife, Marcia Lea Cox; a sister, Mattie Lea Cox;
and brother, Homer Cox.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Wesley Cox of Springdale, AR, and Brenda Cox of Quitman; 4 grandchildren, David Strey, Jonathan Campos, Kyle Cox, and Katherine Cox; two great grandsons, nieces, nephews, and many family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers are David Strey, Johnny Smith, Randy Melton, Kevin Smith, and Heath Melton.
In lieu of flowers, Tommie requested donations be made to:
The Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
P.O. Box 199300
Dallas, TX 75219-9842