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Tommie Joe Cox

Tommie Joe “TJ” 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


Lowe Funeral Home
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  • 1102 E. Goode St
    Quitman, Texas 75783

Funeral Service

Faith Baptist Church Quitman
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  • 405 S. Hart Street
    Quitman, Texas 75783
  • Graveside will follow at Little Hope Cemetery.

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I sure will miss this sweet man. Will think about him every fish fry we have and how much he loved it. I'm so very sad Frank and I didn't get to take you out on the new boat. Fly high sweet angel, till we see you again.

Shari Schmidt Nov 1 2018 12:00 AM

We have such fond memories of TJ. He had such a gentle demeanor about him and touched the lives of many. He will forever remain in our hearts as he will with you and all of your family! We will miss him! Linda and Mike Miller

Linda and Mike Miller Oct 27 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Cox family. Brenda and Wes, I thought lot of your dad. He was a fine man. He helped me get started farming by putting in a good word with my landlords and I'll never forget that. With sympathy John

John Cowan Jr Oct 26 2018 12:00 AM

Keeping your family in our thoughts prayers.

Mr. & Mrs.Greg Spears Oct 26 2018 12:00 AM