Mr. Jerry Wayne “Rabbit” Cox, 72, of Flat Lick, passed away Wednesday afternoon, November 24, 2021 at Baptist Health Lexington. He was the son of the late William Henry and Maudie Taylor Cox born on May 15, 1949 in Campbell County, TN.
Rabbit was the owner and operator of C & J Auto Sales and attended the Concord Baptist Church. He served our county as magistrate of District 3 for several years. He enjoyed drag racing and especially spending time with family and friends.
On April 22, 1974, he united in marriage with Bobbie Jean Gambrel and to this union three children were born.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Paul Cox and two brothers, Larry and Michael Cox.
Survivors include his loving children, Angie Smith and husband, Wendell, Melissa Gray and husband, Gary, and Mason Cox all of Barbourville; a sister, Wonda Johnson and husband, Kelly, of Flat Lick; a brother, Charles “Pinky” Cox and wife, Tiffany, of Flat Lick; 13 very special grandchildren, Anna and Will Smith, Faith Daniels and husband, Isaac, Bethany Taylor, Kennedi Gambrel, Joseph Smith, Mikayla Mills and husband, Justin, Wendi Smith, Connor Asher, Addy Cox, Kaydence Asher, Bristol and Ava Cox; a great grandson, Colson Laine Mills; among other loved ones and dear friends.
His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Sunday, November 28 at 3 P.M. with Rev. Brandon Dunn and Rev. Pat Chesnut officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Hammons Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Hubert Cox, Scotty Powell, Jim Baker, Joseph Smith, Connor Asher, Isaac Daniels, Justin Mills, Carlos Miracle and Ballard Collins. Serving as honorary bearers will be Jack Powell, Donny Gambrel, Charles Merida, Ballard Collins, Stacy Roark, Ernie Taylor, Carlos Miracle, Jimmy Hinkle, Rodney Smith, Martin Crawford, the staff of Knox County EMS and Baptist Health Lexington ICU.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday between 6 and 9 P.M. and Sunday prior to the funeral hour.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.