A Homegoing celebration for Billy Gene Cox will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 3 p.m. at Ruleville Baptist Church.
Billy, 69, of Ruleville passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020, at his home with his loving wife and family by his side.
He was born on August 17, 1950, in Ruleville to the late William “Cooter” and Annie Gertrude “Gert” Stringfellow Cox.
Billy is preceded in death by his parents; his late wife Kathleen Hall Cox; five brothers, Jimmie, Kenneth, Jerry, Bobby and Guy Cox; sister-in-law, Judy Cox; and a grandson, Michael-Evans Thomas.
He was an employee of Cleveland Lumber Company around 45 or 50 years before starting his own business known as Cox Carpentry. Billy spent his younger years in Drew and has lived in Ruleville for the past 35 years.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Cox of Ruleville; two sons, Matthew (Elizabeth) Cox of Skene and Jeremy Jackson of Ruleville; three daughters, Sarah (Will) Morris of Senatobia, Jessica Jones and Rebecca (Matthew) Hamilton of Cleveland; five grandsons, Conner, Walker, Gunner, Keevan Cox and Jorden Morris; five granddaughters, Samantha Thomas, Raleigh Thomas, Kaidence Morris, MaceyJane Hamilton, and Everleigh Jones; three sisters-in-law, Bernie, Elaine and Sherry Cox; five nephews and one niece; his very best friends, Mike and Pam Case of Norfolk, VA; and many, many dear friends.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 2 p.m. till the Homegoing at 3 p.m.at the church. Rev. Robert Haney and Rev. Charles Young will officiate the service.
Pallbearers will be Wade Eubanks, Jeremy Jackson, Brooks Reynolds, Lake Cox, Tony Cox, and Jeff Cox.
Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Hamilton, Will Morris, Marshall Hopper, members of Ruleville Baptist Church, his friends at Cleveland Lumber Company, Fleming Lumber Company, and North Sunflower Medical Center, Jr. Mitchell, Johnny Robinson, Gregg Bills, Caleb Payne, Scott Eubanks and Maury Eubanks. He loved ALL of his friends and family.
Interment will follow in Lehrton Cemetery.
Williams & Lord Ruleville is in charge. Online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com