James Anthony Cox

June 27, 1944April 7, 2019
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James Anthony (Tony) Cox was born June 27, 1944, in Louisville, KY, to James Henry Cox and Lottie Mires Cox. He was baptized as a young man at South Louisville Christian Church and spent his life serving Jesus. Some of his best memories were the weeks in summer he spent at White Mills Christian Camp. He played on the church softball team and on the chess team at Louisville Male High School. Tony graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Louisville.

Tony loved to travel. He and his wife Marsha visited 49 countries and six continents. Tony also visited 47 states and many national parks. Some of Tony’s favorite things were being with his children and grandchildren, reading, watching U of L basketball and UGA football, playing with his dogs, eating fish at the Suburban Lodge and Kingfish, playing pinochle, and working in the yard.

He was a church elder, greeter, and a long-time Bible Bowl sponsor. He had dear friends at Northwest Christian Church, in Acworth, GA, where he served for 33 years. He was currently a member at Pantano Christian Church in Tucson, AZ.

Tony was retired from DCASR-Atlanta and also the Lockheed-Martin Corporation. During his career with the Defense Department he lived in St. Marys, GA; Greeneville, TN; Wilmington, NC; Rex, GA; Marietta, GA; and Acworth, GA. Tony leaves behind, to cherish his memory, his wife of 49 years, Marsha Ragsdale Cox, his beloved children, Leah Stokes (Chris) and Andrew Cox, and his precious grandchildren, Zoe Elizabeth Stokes, Gabriel James Cox, and Kayla Rose Stokes. He is also survived by one sister, Pamela Johnson, sister-in-law Susan McSwain (Mike), mother-in-law, Edna Ragsdale, one niece, three nephews, and many cousins and friends. Tony died of bladder cancer on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 74.

In lieu flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations in his memory to White Mills Christian Camp, PO Box #129, White Mills, KY, 42788.

Tony will be buried at East Lawn Palms Mortuary and Cemetery on Tuesday 4/16/19 Viewing will begin at 1:00 p.m. Services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at 3:00 p.m


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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Julie Clouse

April 18, 2019

Marsha, you are in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Please feel free to contact if there is anything I can do!!


Chris Flick

April 14, 2019

Marsha, I am so sorry for your loss. I want you to know Bunny and I always looked up to you and Tony as mentors. What a joy it was for me to serve with Tony as an Elder. When everTony was called on to close a Elder meeting with prayer, I will never forget how he would always ask the lord to, "Teach us how to love one another". ( one of his signature request). I now find myself seeing the importance of that request and also include it in many of my prayers. Thank you, Tony and Marsha for leading.

With the love of Christ,
Chris and Bunny

Lisa Nunez

April 13, 2019

Tony you were a light for many people, I will always remember our time together with your family and ours. We love you and will miss you. Lisa Nunez and family.

LaShonda Gilbert

April 12, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the Cox Family, Pam and Cody Johnson. Mr. Cox was adored by his sister and dear niece in Georgia. May the family find peace and comfort during this time.

The Gilbert Family
Macon, Georgia

Emilee Turner

April 12, 2019

We sure loved being greeted by Tony’s smiling face and big hug every Sunday morning at NWCC! The joy of Jesus radiated from him!!

Heather Nunn

April 11, 2019

Tony was a great man. Every Sunday when I’d arrive at Northwest Christian Church for service his smiling face was always right there & ready to give out one of his hugs. I will truly miss him. Praying for his wife, kids, family, & friends during this time

Ashley Turner

April 10, 2019

Tony and Marsha were 2 of my Bible Bowl coaches for 3 years shortly after I became a christian. They modeled God’s love for me and helped shape my walk with the Lord. I will forever be grateful to this beautiful couple! 🙏🏻

Alan Cloyd

April 10, 2019

Thoughts of sympathy yet joy in the promise of resurrection to Marsha & family. Tony was a dear childhood friend from South Louisville Christian, White Mills camp & Troop 21, BSA.

Elizabeth Whitehead

April 10, 2019

Marsha I’m so sorry to hear about Tony’s passing! You both were so nice to Jim and I and I remember him fondly! My prayers are with you and your family during this time!

Sabra Lucas

April 10, 2019

Marsha, I am so sorry to hear this news. I have you and the children all in my prayers in the coming days. May you each feel the loving arms of God about you. My love to you each.