Weaver Funeral Home


Russell Alfred Cox

January 23, 1948October 5, 2021

Russell Alfred Cox age 73 of Knoxville, passed away October 5, 2021 at his Hobbit Hole. Having worked in Forest Genetics and tree improvement for 38 years, he was an avid outdoorsman. He found great pleasure in the escape of reading and movies but was never happier than when fishing. He was the best Daddy, big brother and Pop Pop, titles he wore with immense pride. Preceded in death by his wife, Sheryl Diane Moran Cox. Survived by daughters, Kathleen Diana Perkins (Drew) and Aundrea Russell Mitchell (Daniel); son, Charles Dylan Cox (Kristen); grandchildren, Ethan, Wyatt, Owen, James, Isaac, Evelyn and Cordelia; brothers, Robert Cox (Kim) and Douglas Moran (Leslie); nieces, Christie (Andrew), Debbie (Ben) and Tracy (Joe). The family will have a private service at a later date.


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Russell Alfred Cox

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Bruce Bishop

October 8, 2021

Russel was such a great friend growing up in Powell. I am very sorry for your loss.
Bruce Bishop

Mike Countess

October 8, 2021

I was deeply saddened to learn of Russ’ recent passing. He was a good friend and colleague—we shared many good times together as classmates at UT and with the Tennessee Departments of Conservation and Agriculture. In graduate school Russ and I shared a cabin at Chota Marina—two young foresters enjoying some of the best of life—fond memories of fishing, laughter, beer, and Russ’ favorite chili recipes. Tennessee forestry benefited so much from Russ’ contribution to forest genetics and tree improvement—a lasting legacy. I am blessed to have been his friend and will miss him in this life. My deepest condolences to his family at a time of great personal loss.

Jonathan and Jennifer Southerland

October 6, 2021

We Are So Sorry For Your Loss. May God Bless & Be With Your Family During This Difficult Time. May Our Thoughts and Prayers Be With You All.

Deepest Condolences,

The Southerland Family
(Jonathan, Jennifer, & Jada)