John "Tommy" Thomas Cox

May 12, 1931March 21, 2013
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COX, John T. Sr. “Tommy”. May 12, 1031 – March 21, 2013. Born in Pulaski, TN. Preceded in death by his parents, Ewing Baxter and Clydie Clara Chapman Cox; siblings, Jessie and William Earl Cox. Survived by his wife of 44 years, Betty Sue Cox; children, John T. Cox, Jr. “Johnny” (Lori), Pete Carmen Wilson; grandchildren, Blake, Caitlin, Madison, Garrett Cox, Ashley (PJ) Demonbreun; great grandchildren, Tara and Masen Demonbreun;  brother, Flint (Kay) Cox; many nieces and nephews. Mr. Cox survived in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked for Colonial Freight Systems for 60 years. Mr. Cox enjoyed time with his family, fishing, riding his Harley and working with his friends at Colonial Freight Systems, he will be remembered as a loving son, husband , father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Funeral service will be conducted two-thirty p.m. on Saturday March 23, 3013 in Woodlawn’s Dignity Hall with Bro. Jim Creech and Bro. James Nave officiating placement to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Serving as active Pallbearers will be Blake Cox, Larry King, Danny Parker, Bobby Parker, Huey Burton, Gary Sims. Honorary Pallbearers, JT Williams, Colonial Freight Systems Employees, Boswell Harley Davidson Friends and Fellow Bass Fisherman. Visitation with the family will be Friday from one to eight p.m. and Saturday eleven a.m. until time of the service.


  • Visitation Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 23, 2013

John "Tommy" Thomas Cox

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March 26, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss mama Betty and I will always remember the good times we had when we went out and ate catfish when I visited with you both
-Love Shirley in California

March 24, 2013

Aunt Betty
I am so sorry to hear about Tommy passing away. I will be thinking of you and praying for peace for you and the rest of the family. Try to rest and not take care of everyone else.
Much love, Linda Brinkley Hopper (Rube and Ruby's Linda)

carl and iris mcbride

March 23, 2013

we are so sorry for your loss. what good times we had many years ago. we will keep you all close to our hearts and in our prayers in the weeks ahead. llove and prayers toeach of you.carl and iris mcbride

Mike & Donna Barnes

March 23, 2013

Mr Tommy you will be missed you was such a great person. May God be with the family during the difficult days ahead. He can help you make it through this loss.
Ask him for his help and he will be there for you.

Joan & David Hollingsworth(friends of Johnny and Lori)

March 23, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.


March 22, 2013

Words cannot express how greatly he will be missed.
I am truly sorry for your loss Mrs.Betty and for your family.
Tommy was a fixture here at Boswell's and I always enjoyed his smile and how we could joke around.
GOD Bless Tommy!

Bob & Millie McBride

March 22, 2013

Betty and Johnny and your families, we ar so sorry for the loss of Tommy, a long friend and part of the Colonial family. We will always keep the memory of him in our hearts. He was a wounderful person and will be greatly missed.
Bob & Millie McBride and Babe & Sharon McBride

Ricky & Roshelle Parker

March 22, 2013

Mrs. Betty we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. We love you.

Nancy Bryant

March 22, 2013

RIP Mr.Tommy...U will be missed.