James E. Cox, 87, of Benld, IL, died at his residence on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 5:50 pm. He was born May 2, 1933, in Granite City, IL to Claude Cox & Della (Whitaker) Cox. He married Mary O. (Miller) Cox on November 3, 1951 in Granite City, IL. He worked with Laborers Local, Edwardsville, IL. James enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is survived by his spouse, Mary Cox of Benld, IL, children, James "Jimbo" (Linda) Cox of Mt. Olive, IL, Rodney (Tammy) Cox of Mt. Olive, IL, Chrissy Cox of Benld, IL, many grandchildren, many great grandchildren, many great great grandchildren and sister, Gerine Bernaix of Granite City, IL. James was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Debbie Waugh and 10 brothers and sisters. Family services will be held with burial in Gillespie Cemetery. Memorial may be made to donor's choice. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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