James E. Cox, 87

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James E. Cox, 87, of Benld, died on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 5:50 p.m. at his residence.

Family services will be held with burial at Gillespie Cemetery. Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Cox was born May 2, 1933, in Granite City, to Claude and Della (Whitaker) Cox. He married Mary O. Miller on Nov. 3, 1951, in Granite City, and she survives.

He worked with Laborers Local in Edwardsville, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Cox is survived by his children, James “Jimbo” (Linda) Cox, Rodney (Tammy) Cox, both of Mt. Olive, and Chrissy Cox of Benld; sister, Gerine Bernaix of Granite City; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Debbie Waugh; and ten siblings.

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.

Online condolences to the family may be left at www.kravanyafuneral.com.

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