James Junior Cox, 91, of Joaquin

James Junior Cox, 91, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to service, beginning at noon.

Mr. Cox was born November 7, 1927, in Shelby County, to James A. Cox and Frances Jones Cox.  He served in the United States Army during World War II and later worked for Air Control Associates in Houston for many years. Mr. Cox was an active member VFW Post #8904 in Center and was also an active member of the Smith Cemetery Board.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his children, Kenneth Cox and wife Cheryl of Cedar Park, Jeffory Cox and wife Kindra of Houston, Kevin Cox and wife Sherry of Round Rock, and Sherri Cox and partner Butch of Waller; grandchildren, Dustin Cox and wife Haleigh, Kirsten Hines and husband Tanner, Dylan Cox and wife Amelia, Garrett Greer, Nicole Greer, Keeley Cox, and Brandon Lord and wife Hannah; great grandchildren, Caleb, Jovie, Beckham, Juliette, Keaton, Brooks, Landry, Audrey, Sawyer, Layken, and Aria; brothers, Edward Lamar Cox of Normangee and Loyde Doyle Cox of Plantersville; cousins, Lloyd Anderson and Kenneth Anderson and their spouses; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jamye Cox and his parents, James A. Cox and Frances Jones Cox.

Pallbearers will be members of VFW Post #8904.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center at https://www.mdanderson.org/

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com