James E. "Jimbo" Cox was in the 1st Platoon 1970-1971

Jimbo is on the left side of this picture looking in.

Cox, Bellendir

Cox M-60

Cox, yeah!

In Memory of
James Edward "Jimmy" Cox
October 5, 1950 - December 4, 2016

James E. "Jimmy" Cox, age 66 of Knoxville, passed away on December 4, 2016. He was of the Baptist Faith. Mr. Cox was a retired Machine Operator with Norfolk Southern Railroad and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde E. and Margaret Chance Cox and a sister, Wilma Pinegar. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Sherrill T. Cox; daughter, Kim (Joe) Harmon of Powell; James "Scooter" (Stephanie) Cox of Knoxville; seven grandchildren: Samantha (Chris), Harlee, Kane, Evee, Haley and Gage; one great grandchild Taizha; four brothers, Clyde, John, Larry and Bo Cox of Knoxville, as well as many nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the chapel of Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, with the Funeral Service following at 7:00 PM with Rev. Richard Corbin, officiating. Burial will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Everyone is asked to assemble at the gravesite by 10:45 Am for the service. Honorary pallbearers will be the A Troop 4th Squadron, 12th U.S. Cavalry 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) Vietnam July 1968-November 1971. Please visit www.berrylynnhurst.com to leave condolences for the family.


This was one of my best friends. We trained together, fought together, came home together. He attended the last reunion (2016) and had an incredible time. Jimbo will be dearly missed



Jim “Red” Goodlet- 1st Platoon, Driver

I was proud to have known him and serve with him. Thank God, he was on our side.

Paul “Hamp” Shannon- 1st Platoon Leader, Second Lieutenant

He was a good soldier. I’m proud that he served in my Platoon.

Walt “Fergie” Ferguson- 1St Platoon, Track Commander

Jimbo and I trained together in Ft. Knox, KY and fought together in Vietnam 1970-1971. He was a brave soldier and helped save lives and was awarded the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and Combat Infantryman's Badge among others. We spent some remarkable times together. Jim had a great sense of humor, was kind and full of love.

Glenn Costanza- 1st Platoon, Driver

He was a great guy!

Bob Kerin- 1st Platoon, Driver

He made friends with everybody. He never talked bad about anyone. I really like being around him because he was like that.

Jim Littlepage- 1st Platoon, Track Commander

Another Trooper takes his final ride. The news brought many tears, some sobbed others cried. Jim Cox blessed us in life and many others. His ‘Forever Smile’ was for everyone, not only for his brother’s. His duty at Heaven’s gate to smile. That light will be our guide. A beacon to follow, as we travel to the other side. So long brother, until we meet again. May your spirit and smile light the path for us to follow home.


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