Joe Cox

Hamilton County

Joseph Byron "Joe" Cox, 73, of Hixson, retired Captain of the Chattanooga Fire Department, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Joe loved firefighting and driving big-rigs. In his retirement, he travelled all over the United States and parts of Europe in support of Bea's art teaching career.He was preceded in death by his father, Byron Joseph Cox; mother, Ruth Cox Howard; step-father, Arnold A. Howard; and daughter, Cynthia Cox Howard.Survivors include his wife, Barbara "Bea" Cox; daughters: Debra (Willie) Lively, Cathie (Randy) Durham and Shannon (Keith) Mosley; son, Sean (Jami) Smith; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Father Charlie Burton officiating. Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today and noon-1 p.m. Thursday at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace 423-877-3524. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.

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