A celebration of life of James Wesley “Pete” Cox will be held at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home in Greenwood at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Pete was welcomed into heaven on Sept. 8, 2019.
Pete was born on Aug. 15, 1927, in Carroll County. He was known all his life by his nickname, “Pete.” He was a graduate of Black Hawk High School and lived most of his life in Carroll County and Greenwood. Pete was married to Dot Cox on June 14, 1947, in Carrollton. Pete was a charter member and deacon of Valley Hill Baptist Church.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Daisy Daves Cox, and his sister, Dorothy Switzer. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Dot (Wilma Downs Cox); his sister, Shirley Lott of Greenwood; three sons, Larry (Cheryl) of Armuchee, Georgia, Bubba (Lou Ann) of Brandon and Danny (Rae) from Greenwood. Pete had eight grandchildren: Jason, Jeremy, Laurie, Amanda, Allison, Colby, Brittney and Cayson. Pete was very proud of his 20 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will follow the service on Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton. Serving as pallbearers will be Cayson Cox, Colby Cox, Jason Cox, Jeff Hunter, Jeremy Cox, Jeffrey Estridge, Keith Conner and Sean Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. William Jones, Dr. Ricky Goldberg and members of Valley Hill Baptist Church.
Memorials may be sent to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at this address: Ministry Advancement, International Mission Board, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230 or online at https://www.imb.org/give-now/.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.greenwooddeltafh.com.