James Cox

Mount Olive | Monday, September 12 2022 |

James L. Cox, Jr., 70, of Mount Olive, IL, died at his residence on Monday, September 12, 2022, at 11:15 am. 

He was born September 27, 1951, in Litchfield, IL to James L. Cox Sr & Helen Conlee Cox.  He married Donna M. Morelan Cox on September 21, 1992, in Kissimmee, FL.  He was retired after having been a freight coordinator for Hays Transport in Carlinville, IL.  James was a veteran of the US Marines after having served in Vietnam.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW of Gillespie.  He was a Mt. Olive Alderman for 10 years.  He enjoyed traveling, working on old cars, hunting, and spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his spouse, Donna Cox of Mt Olive, IL, children, James L. (Christy) Cox III of Gillespie, IL, Daniel (Jessica) Borror of Gillespie, IL, Ron (Paige) Borror of Troy, IL, grandchildren, Bailee Borror, Quade Borror, Reese Borror, Sutton Borror, siblings, Linda Langford of Gillespie, IL, Brenda (Fred) Schwappach of Highland, IL, Arthur Cox of Gillespie, IL. 

James was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry Eller. 

Friends may call on Friday, September 16, 2022, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Mt. Olive VFW from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Memorials are suggested to  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Toys for Tots.  Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at  Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

Obit Provided By:
Kravanya Funeral Home

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