James Howard Cox

James Howard Cox, 73, of Belle Center, died at 7:04 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1941, to the late Howard and Francis Reed Cox.

On April 22, 1962, he married Margaret A. Purcell and she preceded him in death Nov. 2, 2010. He also was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Cox.

James is survived by three daughters, Tina (Phillip) Lautenschlager of Belle Center, Sue (John) Daye of Ridgeway and Vonda (Dale) Cockerell of Alger; two brothers, Gene (Phyllis) Cox of Waynesfield and Reed (Marsha) Cox of Belle Center; a sister, Peggy (Leroy) Badertscher of Roundhead; nine grandchildren, Jared (Kellie) Lautenschlager, Jordin (fiancé Toto Kabua) Lautenschlager, Jade Lautenschlager, Colin and Kylie Turner, Reanne Daye, Gage and Colten Perkins and Anslie Cockerell; seven great-grandchildren, Kaden, Kennedy, Holden, Aubrey, Karlee, Braylin and Brileigh; and numerous nieces and nephews.

James retired from the city of Kenton. He also worked for Kenton Distributing and was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and the Kenton Moose Lodge 428.

Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Schindewolf-Stout-Crates Funeral Home, Kenton. Pastor Scott Johnson officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Kenton. Burial is in Fairview McDonald Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation and the American Heart Association.

Condolences may be expressed at www.stoutcrates.com.