Mr. Thomas S. Cox, 69, of Johnson City, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Hillview Health Center in Elizabethton, TN. Tom was a lifelong resident of Johnson City. He was the son of the late Stanley and Francis Honeycutt Cox. Tom graduated from Science Hill High School and attended ETSU, majoring in engineering and business management. During this time he also proudly served in the US Marine Corps for four years. Tom was a member of Bethesda ARP Church in Erwin. He served as Sunday school teacher and driver of the Seniors? Van at Heritage Baptist and Central Baptist Churches. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his sister, Donna; brother, Ray Doug; first wife, Jane; and nephew, Lee Hilton. Survivors include: his wife of 45 years and best friend, Sandy; son, Thomas Wes; daughter, Julie; two grandsons, Taylor Wesley and Dylan Thomas; sister, Sue Cox McKinlay; brother, Joe Cox; and several nieces and nephews. The family of Mr. Thomas S. Cox will receive friends and family at a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date in September. Please contact the family at [email protected] later in summer for the time and location if you would like to attend.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I would like to send sincere condolences to the family of Thomas S. Cox. He was a good and caring man. I have many good memories of the years that I have known him and his family. I also send much love and prayers to his wonderful wife Sandy. may God dearly bless you.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Tom Cox was a great man and a friend.He was my boss for 19 years and you could not ask for a better person.I will miss him dearly.I know he is in a better place but I will never forget him.Sandy I send my sincere condolences to you and your family.You know I love you and Tom .

  3. Anonymous says:

    I want to express my sincerest sympathy to Sandy and the Cox family and friends because of losing Tom recently in death. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. Our loving God, Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) understands how we feel and He comforts us by means of His word the Bible. Psalm 34: 18 tells us: "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40 and John 11:23-25) Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago." Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live……And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. Again, the family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to contact me if you wish at my email address; [email protected] I pray it will do your heart good to please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"

  4. Anonymous says:

    I can’t tell you how shocked and saddened I was to hear of Tommy’s recent death. He was so special to me: he taught me how to ride a bike when we were neighbors on 10th St. Some childhood and neighborhood friends you never forget and Tommy was one of those for me-and there aren’t many. We lost touch through the years as we attended different high schools, but when he hooked up with my glorious college friend, Sandy Webb, I can’t tell you how thrilled I was!! And like most folks, we lost touch over the years as well. I look forward to attending the Celebration of Life for Tommy and his beautiful family. I did email Julie asking her to keep me posted on the plans. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers as you cope with the loss of such a wonderful man.

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