More detail on this person: Major James R.Cox
retired from the United States Army after 20 years
of service as an Army pilot. During this time, he
served two tours in Vietnam and received the
following medals: Armed Forces Reserve Medal,
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Aviator
Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Vietnamese
Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star and Palm,
Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Air
Medal Numeral 17 with "V" Device, Army
Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit
Commendation (Army), National Defense Service
Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with Silver Star
and two Bronze Service Stars.
After retiring from the military Jim owned and operated J. R. Cox Mortgage Bankers in Killeen, Texas. He also worked for Sallie Mae and WalMart in the central Texas area.
Mr. Cox attended Texas A&M University and completed his college career at Sul Ross State University. He was a lifelong member of DAV Post 29, American Legion Post 582, VFW Post 03393, 12th Man Foundation, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, Mortgage Bankers Association and Fort Hood Area Board of Realtors.
He was a devoted and loving father, granddaddy and great-granddaddy, not only to his family, but to everyone around him as well. He loved to fish and could oftentimes be found at his fishing shack by the pond. He was happiest when he was surrounded by his family, joking and having fun.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Ruth Cox of Copperas Cove, TX; daughter, Jane Rene' Hesson and her husband, Andy, of Killeen, TX; sons, James Randal Cox and his wife, Betsy, of Marshall, TX and Jon Russell Cox and his wife, Kristina, of Copperas Cove, TX; six grandchildren, Heather Frink, Chelsea Hesson, Andreana Hesson, Allison Cox, Emily Cox and Jeremy Cox; and two great-grandchildren, Brayden Beck and Zaine Beck.
This information was last updated 05/18/2016
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