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Joseph Cox Jr.

Joseph “Joe” Cox, Jr. 89, of Smithville, Arkansas departed this life on Saturday, December 28, 2019.  He was born on June 28, 1930 to J.R. Sr. and Olga Mills Cox.  He attended the First Baptist Church in Smithville, worked at Snyder for 28 years and he was the proud owner of show horses and Tennessee Walkers.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Joe is survived by two sons: Ricky Mack Cox of Flint, Michigan and Joseph Prince of Carthage, Missouri, one daughter: Diane Ray and two brothers: Pete Cox of Lepanto and Bill Cox of Jefferson City, Missouri.

Arrangements are under the care of Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home in Lepanto.



I met Joe over 45 years ago when I was in it high school. My Mom took me and a friend to his farm house in Smithfield we even got to ride one of his horses. He and my mom what are long time friends in fact I think he was her first "boyfriend". Joe came to visit my mom, me & my daughter many times during the past 20-ish years. Always with a great-looking pair of cowboy boots on. I have not spoken or heard from Joe in the past four or five years because my mom, now 86, is it the local nursing home. We did make a phone call to Joe when she was first admitted about 3 years ago. News if his loss truly breaks my heart

Julie McArthur Tedford Jan 24 2020 12:00 AM

Such a sweet man and good friend. Will be greatly missed but we know we will see him in Heaven. Prayers for God's comfort for family and friends.

Jackie & Amy Mullen Jan 4 2020 12:00 AM

I had the privilege of working with Joe at Snyder Wholesale. He was loved by his fellow employees and his customers also. He always had a positive outlook and good sense of humor. Sales meetings were always a hoot with him around! Hell be missed and remembered.

Jim Crocker Jan 3 2020 12:00 AM

Joe was a very sweet friend. We had lots of wonderful conversations about politics, world events, etc, The most treasured memory Joe shared with me was when he prayed to stop drinking, He said he knelt beside a large rock and ask God to take the desire away, Joe said he never had another drink. Joe will certainly be missed in this little community. Prayers for Pete, Jolene,Bill and rest of family,

Henryetta Tyler Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM

Joe was always nice to me and my husband. He will be greatly missed.

Teri Sykes Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Prayers for God's peace and comfortSmithville Baptist Church

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