John McRae Cox, 78, of Hope, died Monday, June 24, 2013.
John McRae Cox, 78, of Hope, died Monday, June 24, 2013. Mr. Cox passed away peacefully at his home under the loving care of his wife, Barbara. He was born in Hope on February 9, 1935, to Mildred Harrie Cox and Charles J. Cox who preceded him in death. He worked in various positions in the family business, Cox Brothers Foundry and Machine Company, for 62 years. He served on the boards of Citizens National Bank, Yellow Creek Hunting Club, Bee Bayou Hunting Club and was a member of the First Christian Church of Hope. His avid interest in hunting and skeet shooting was known by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Simmons Cox; one daughter, Donna Cox Reynolds and husband, Mike, of Arkadelphia; one son, David Bryan Cox and wife, Dana, of Hope; two grandsons, Will Cox and Zac Cox, of Hope; three granddaughters, Lauren Reynolds, of Arkadelphia, Lindsey Reynolds Butler and husband, Justin, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and Leslie Reynolds, of Little Rock. He is also survived by one brother, Robert H. Cox (Jackie) of Hope, and one sister, Bettye Jo Branch (Jimmy) of Beaumont, Texas. The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home in Hope. Services will be held on Thursday, June 27, at 10 a.m. at the Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home. Interment will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family wishes for memorials to be made to Hospice of Texarkana, 3605 Jefferson Avenue, Texarkana, Arkansas, 71854.