Obituary- John Douglas Cox (1951-2020)


John Douglas Cox of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, January 16, 2020, in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. John was born May 13, 1951, in Waldron. Arlamsas to John Sidney Cox and Bessie Juanita (Himes) Cox. He was 68 years old. John was of the Pentecostal faith. He had a faith like no other, and he served God whole heartedly.

John married the love of his life when he was just a young man. Together they grew up, raised a family and made a life of love, laughter and happiness. John was a hard worker, honest and was a man of his word. He was a jack of all trades including electrical work, lumber yard, logging and production at the poultry plant. He could do anything he set his mind to. John enjoyed hunting and fishing but frustration would set in when his wife would out fish him. He had a knack for gardening, and he enjoyed watching his wife’s flower garden bloom. John never met a stranger and loved visiting with people. He couldn’t go anywhere in a hurry for needing to talk and catch up with someone. With all the things John did in his life, nothing surpassed how he loved his family. The memories created with his children and grandchildren will be forever treasured. His love was unquestionable and everyone knew how he felt.

John leaves behind to cherish his memory, his adoring wife of 45 years, Wilma Jean Cox of the home, his children: John Robert Cox and wife Regina, Juanita Atchley and husband Larry all of Waldron, Arkansas and Adam Cox and wife Sue all of Harvey, Arkansas. PaPa will forever remain in the hearts of his nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. John leaves a lasting legacy with one sister Marie Payton of Waldron, Arkansas. John will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted, including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbors and friends he dearly loved.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Bessie Cox and a daughter in law, Lorie Cox.

John’s life celebration will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Konnor McKay officiating. Interment will follow in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

John’s pallbearers will be Thomas Adamson, James Adamson, Bill Bates, Frankie Williams, Bobby Cagle and Hayden Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Brown, Logan Cox and Larry Atchley.

John’s visitation will be Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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