Elmer Everett Cox,
74, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, in an area
Mr. Cox served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Edisto, where he traveled
to Antarctica on one of the Navy's first voyages there. He
graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor's
degree in education and received his master's degree from George
Peabody College in Nashville. He retired from the Hamilton
Department of Education after 34 years of service as a well known
teacher, principal and educator.
During his tenure with the Department of Education, he was principal
at Daisy Elementary School, Soddy-Daisy Junior High School, Tiftonia
Junior High School and Harrison Bay Vocational School. He was a
member of the Saddle Pals Riding Club and Golden Spurs Trail Riders,
and was an avid horseman and farmer. He loved working on his farms
in Hamilton and Sequatchie counties, where he raised horses, cows
and other farm animals.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Elmer and Annie
Survivors include his
son, Barton Everett Cox of Stokesdale, N.C.; daughters, LeeAnn
Williamson of Chattanooga, Millie Clayton of Lebanon, Tenn.; sister,
Anna Sue Correll of Soddy-Daisy; and grandchildren, Cade Williamson
of Soddy-Daisy, Paul Cox of Madison, N.C.; and Justice and Rowdy
McFall of Lebanon.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Rev Johnny Talley officiating.
Interment will be scheduled later in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
may be made to Bible Baptist Church at P.O. Box 751, Jasper, TN
The family will receive friends today from 10:30 a.m. until service
time at East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.