James Michael “Mike” Cox, age 74 of Lake City, Tennessee passed away on January 9, 2024 at his residence. Mike was born February 22, 1949 in LaFollette, Tennessee to the late Albert and Ernestine Andrews Cox. Mike was a member of Indian Bluff Baptist Church. He loved his community. He served on the county commission for 28 years, 4 years as chairman of AC commission, formed channel 95 and the convenience center sites for garbage disposal, 6 years for the town of Lake City as a city councilman, 36 years as a teacher, and 25 years as the Little League District Administrator. He enjoyed sports, his family, working in the community and school, and helping people. Mike is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Ernestine Cox, and grandparents Jackson and Nora Andrews, and Charlie and Effie Cummings.
Wife Connie Disney Cox of 51 Years
Daughter Tiffany Gray and husband Derrick of Rockwood
Son Michael “Jason” Cox and wife Christine of Knoxville
Granddaughter Haley Cox Cawood and husband Jacob of Kingston
Grandson Sam Cox and wife Ravan of Lake City
Granddaughter Lauren Cox of Knoxville
Grandson Christian Cox of Knoxville
Grandson Hunter Gray of Clinton
Sister Connie Evans and husband James of Lake City
Special Great Granddaughter Rylee Sage Cox of Lake City
Special Friends Nickey and Teresa Braden
Several Nieces, Nephews, and a host of other family members and friends.
Flowers are appreciated, but the family has also requested that you consider in lieu of flowers donations be made to Indian Bluff Baptist Church.
Visitation: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.
Funeral Service: 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 14, 2024 at the Indian Bluff Baptist Church in Briceville, Tennessee with Rev. Jason Goans officiating.
A graveside service will be held following the funeral service at the Indian Bluff Cemetery in Briceville, Tennessee.