Delbert L. Cox, 82 of Jameson, passed Friday, January 18, 2013 at his home. Services will be held at 2:00p.m. Tuesday, January 22, at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. Family visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Friends may call after 11:00a.m. Monday. Burial will be at the Old Scotland Cemetery near Jameson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Scotland Cemetery, in care of the Funeral Home.
Delbert L. Cox was born November 8, 1930 to Ray and Myrtle (Netherton) Cox on the family farm east of Jameson. He graduated from Jameson High School in 1949 and began his farming career. Delbert was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Sue Trimble August 7, 1950 in Harrison, Arkansas. Delbert entered the US Army in 1952 proudly serving his country for 2 years; where he was stationed in Virginia and Sue was able to join him. After leaving the service the couple returned back to Jameson and continued to farm. To this union 2 sons were born, Del Ray and Ben. Delbert was a skilled farmer who looked forward each year when he could begin to plant and prepare to harvest his crops; he not only had a passion for the land but he enjoyed tending his livestock, he loved all aspects of Agriculture; always keeping up with the changing times. Delbert and Sue were so proud when the boys joined the farming operation; his guidance and knowledge has given them the confidence to carry on with his legacy. Delbert’s dedication to hard work and commitment to do what it took to get the job done made him the man he was.
Delbert was a man of faith and attended the Old Scotland Church. He was an avid coon hunter and regardless of the weather he was always up to the challenge for the hunt. His dogs were well trained and ready to go when called upon. Delbert was an all around family man who doted on his children and grandchildren. His value of family, faith and hard will work will live on through them. He was a loving husband, Dad, Grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed.
Delbert was preceded in death by his parents.
Delbert is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Sue, of the home, sons: Del Ray Cox and wife Julie, Ben Cox and wife Cynthia, grandsons: Tyler Lee and Zachary Rob Cox, all of Jameson and step-grandson, Sean Stanturf of Trenton.