James "Jim" E. Cox, 76, of Lebanon, passed away peacefully Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, at the Waters of Lebanon.

Jim was born Dec. 29, 1942, in Lebanon, a son of the late Jewell and Helen (Caldwell) Cox.

Jim attended Elizaville Grade School, went on to the Lebanon Jr. High School, and graduated from the Lebanon Senior High School with the class of 1961. He was then honored to earn a degree in FFA at Purdue University for agriculture from the Boone County Co-op.

Jim always loved working around animals and outdoors. He was an eleven year Clinton County 4-H member and past Jr. Leader president. He loved the many challenges of 4-H and especially working with other 4-H members.

On Aug. 18, 1963, Jim married Madolin (Hubble) Cox and they lived around Lebanon for most of their life. On Dec. 2, 1964, they were blessed with their daughter, Yetive A. Cox.

Jim had a great interest in his yard and different flowers. Gardening a large garden that he and his wife shared with a very special couple and gathering the produce for canning and freezing, were a delight as long as his health permitted.

Jim's hobbies included working puzzles, reading Western books, and doing wood crafts. He loved attending auctions and garage sales, as well as collecting John Deere small equipment.

Jim was a lifetime member of the IOOF Germaine Lodge #129 in Indianapolis, the Rebeckah Jurisdictional Lodge in Indianapolis, and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Lebanon.

Jim retired from Lebanon Kawneer as a machinist, after they closed. He then went to CTP in Indianapolis and retired after 15 years. Jim last retired from the Lebanon Wal-mart paint and hardware section due to health problems.

Survivors include his wife, Madolin Cox of Lebanon; daughter, Yetive Cox of Lebanon; grandson, Dustin L. Cox of Lebanon; great-grandson, Daniel Cox of Lebanon; brother, Harold (Jerilyn) Cox of Thorntown; nephew, Brent (Heather) Cox of Lebanon; great-nephew, Noah Cox of Lebanon; and great-niece Olivia Cox of Lebanon. Two infant children, Eric J. Cox and Regina L. Cox, preceded Jim in death at birth.

Family and friends will gather Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 3 p.m. with Pastor Richard Burdett officiating in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. You are invited to visit the website www.strawmyerdrury.com where you may sign his online register and leave a personal message

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm Street, Lebanon, IN 46052.
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