Thomas A. “T.C.” Cox, 76 of Monticello, passed away on February 2, 2020, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
He was born on December 7, 1943 in Monticello to the late Crowell G. Cox and Bertie Mae Funderburg Cox.
He was retired from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office, a self-employed dirt contractor and was a member of Pauline Missionary Baptist Church. T.C. loved his work but his greatest love was his family and he enjoyed coon hunting.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Willie Cox.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Gladys M. Akin Cox of Monticello; three sons, Gene Cox and wife Judy of Vilonia, Chris Cox and wife Prissi of Monticello and Phillip Cox of Atlanta, Georgia; one daughter, Shelly Rabb and husband, Ward, of Monticello; one sister, Bettie Watson of Monticello; one brother, Dolph Hayes and wife Sharon, of Pine Bluff; seven grandchildren, Miranda Reynolds and husband Mike, Kaycee Rountree and husband Timothy, Haley Jackson and husband Skylar, Megan Dixon and husband Aaron, Michael Rabb and wife Aly, Cole Cox and Chelsea Cox; three honorary grandchildren, Skyler Hart, Carlton Talley and Delaney Ross; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 6, at 2 p.m. at Pauline Missionary Baptist Church with burial to follow in Campground Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday, February 5 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.