James “Jay” Audrey Cox, age 90 of Lake City

James “Jay” Audrey Cox, age 90 of Lake City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022 at his residence. Jay was born August 30, 1932 in Anderson County, Tennessee to the late Millard and Marie Carden Cox. He was a member of Guiding Star Baptist Church. He enjoyed the outdoors, birds, working, and yard work. James worked out of the IBEW Local 270 in Oak Ridge as an electrician and worked at different federal construction sites. Jay is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Gladys Foust Cox, brothers, Donald and Johnny Cox, and his sisters Betty Powers and Geraldine Cox.

Sons                                    Ronald Cox and Debbie of Lake City

                                             Gary Cox and Betty of Lake City

                                             Benny Cox of Lake City

Daughters                          Shelia Weaver of Lake City

                                             Pam Ivey of Lake City

                                             Connie Lamb and Ronnie of Lake City

Sisters                                 Gertrude Smith of Clinton

                                             Linda Huling of LaFollette

15 Grandchildren

16 Great Grandchildren

And a host of other family members and friends.

A Private Service will be held at a later date.

You may also view Jay’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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