Thomas Jackson Cox (Jack), formerly of Atlanta, took his place in Heaven at the age of 90 on August 5, 2018. He passed away peacefully at his home in Monroe, GA, surrounded by his cherished and adored family. Jack was a lifelong member of Northside Park Baptist Church on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta. He served in the United States Army, enlisting shortly after the conclusion of WWII. An avid fan of Elvis Presley, Jack also enjoyed listening to all types of country music. He loved Atlanta, speaking often about the city’s history, with the Fabulous Fox Theatre being one of his favorite historical places. It had been built by the Shriners before the Great Depression, serving as a venue for meetings and parties. He was also a dedicated golfer in his younger years, having achieved the coveted hole in one. Jack was a true southern gentleman in every sense of the word. He never met a stranger. All who knew him loved him. He always put others before himself, being humble, kind, thoughtful, and philanthropic. He could build and repair almost anything. Jack taught his family to work harder and smarter than others did, to take pride in their work, and to value the product of that work . . . whether it was tangible or not. He led by example and loved generously, with no expectations. Nothing was more precious to him than his family. He never missed an opportunity to tell them how much he loved them and how proud he was of their accomplishments. He was a humble man, who chose to congratulate others on their successes rather than speak of his own. A few of his many achievements include his forty-two year career with the CSX Railroad, where he began working at the age of sixteen as a clerk, and retired as a Special Agent and Criminal Investigator. Jack was initiated into the Yaarab Shrine Temple in 1962 and remained a very active member with the honor of acting as President of Yaarab Guard and the Tucker Club, First Ceremonial Master, Family Night Chairman, and Chief Tiler. He was also invited to join the Royal Order of Jesters. Jack is survived by his wife of seventy years, Geneva Jarmon Cox, daughters, Janet (Joe) Meeler and Linda (Dave) Ayers, grandchildren, Jennifer Ayers, Leslie (Jason) Powell, Tommy (Lisa) Ayers, Lee (Lauren) Meeler, and Laura (Kyle) Melton, and great grandchildren, Tucker and Lainey Melton, Luke and Hadley Ayers, Caroline and Cooper Powell, and Alison and Owen Meeler. We welcome everyone to help us celebrate Jack’s life on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1040 Main St., Stone Mountain, GA. A brief graveside service and interment will be held Friday, August 10, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, 2000 Marietta Blvd., Atlanta, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Jack’s favorite charity: Shriners Hospitals for Children In Memory of T. Jack Cox 400 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30308 https://donate.lovetotherescue.org

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  1. Heaven has received a fine man. Yaarab Shrine has lost one if its finest Nobles, Prayers for this family,

  2. I am so sorry I could not be their to support you. You know I loved Jack and so did mother and Daddy. He was a wonderful friend as well as family. He will be missed. Praying God will comfort you all😘🙏🙏

  3. Jack and Geneva always so kind to me. Jack was a real Southern Gentleman. My husband Gene Baker was so fond of him.
    B.J. Burnett-Baker

  4. Jack Cox was, by far, one of the finest men I ever met. A real gentleman. Jack was my first supervisor as a Railroad Special Agent and he was one of the best criminal investigators there has ever been. I still remember my first day on the job and how he took me in and guided me in the right direction for many years. His Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite and Shrine friends have lost a true and loyal brother and the rest of us have lost a wonderful friend. Geneva and family, I am very sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful legacy he has left for your family.

  5. Jack Was A Good Man worked with him over the years ,When I first met Jack he was a clerk for the Sea Board Air Line Rail Road He wonted to be a Special agent and got on. Have a lot of good memories with Jack,A Good Man .

  6. With sincere sympathy for the family from The Alan Holcombe family. I know his mother Jerri was in heaven waiting to visit with Jack. She always loved talking about Jack and Geneva. I know he leaves behind a grand legacy and will be missed by all who loved him. May God bless you during this difficult time.

  7. I have grand childhood memories. Many sweet ones are credited to Jack and Geneva for kindly welcoming another girl onto the bus for a Shrine parade or a grand night at the drive in for an Elvis movie! Linda and Janet made the best of friends. As you each learn to miss him in your own unique ways, know that he loved you dearly. He will be missed by many, myself included.

  8. I’ve known Jack and his family all my life. I also had the pleasure of working with him as a RR Police Officer. Jack was one of a kind and will be missed. Prayers for the family.

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