Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

January 8, 2013

Howard “Pee Wee” Cox

Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Howard “Pee Wee” Cox, age 88, of Ponta, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tues., Jan. 8,  at the Rusk Church of Christ with Robbie Arring-ton and Andy Cox officiating.

Burial will be held at Taylor Cemetery in Gallatin.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

He was born in Turney,  on Good Friday, April 13, 1924, and moved to Ponta at the age of three months, where he continued to reside for 88 years until his death on Jan. 6, 2013.

An Army veteran, he owned and operated Cox Box and Crate Company for many years and was also one of the major producers of building stakes used to construct the Alaskan Pipeline.

Mr. Cox was a member of the Rusk Church of Christ for 33 years.

He was preceded in death 18 years ago by his beloved wife Decie Marie Cox, and brothers Claude Cox, Henry Cox, and Freeman Cox.

Survivors include his son Howard A. Cox and wife Kathy of Alto,  daughter Lois Marie Guymer and husband Gilbert of Lilbert,  grandchildren Scott Cox, Anne Cox, Katie Hancock, Glenn Hancock, Jeremy King and Heather King, and six great grandchildren Decie, Johnny, Joshua, Delaney, and Daisy Hancock and Preston King, and three grandchildren of the heart Carrie Tyer O’Hanlon, Melissa Tyer William-son  and Adam Tyer.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy King, Adam Tyer, Gilbert Guymer, Kent Shuttlesworth, Mike Dezein, and Byron Underwood.

Visitation was 6 - 8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 7, at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.