Eddie Junior "Dickie" Cox, 56, died at his home Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, with his family close by. He was a veteran of the Tennessee National Guard. He was born in Whitwell, Tenn., on Sept. 25, 1957. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Sue Morrison Cox; grandparents, Lonnie and Turessa Ethel Morrison, James Herbert and Edith Mae Box Cox; brother, Charles "Docky" Edward Cox. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathy Borne Cox (Aug. 4, 1973); daughters, Susan Renee' (Hussien) Al-Hussieni, Heather Dawn (Jason) Cain, Abbie Darlene (Juan) Lopez, Jennifer-Lynn Hope (Francisco) Colin; sons, John Eddie Shawn (Kelly Johnson) and Lonnie Michael Shane Cox; father, John Edward Cox; sisters, Dreama "Sissy" (Randell) Spears and Brenda (Banny) Davis; grandchildren, Zachary (Summer) Harrell, Hunter Floyd, Courtnee, Deanna and Tyler Sells, Jacob, Johnathan and Jayden Cox, William Nunley, Lilly Byrd, Alyssa-Lynn Hope Frazier; stepgrandchildren, Malak and Bashaar and Justin; loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CST Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Raymond Borne officiating with burial to follow in Swiss Colony Cemetery. Visitation: noon-10 p.m. CST today at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tenn. www.laynefuneralhome.com.