Jack Byron Cox was born November 8, 1939, and was raised in Adamsville, TX. He spent the majority of his life in and around the hill country. On January 29, 2023, he danced his way into heaven. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bethel and Herman Cox; his brother, Stanley Cox, and his granddaughter, Jordan Evans.
Survivors include his wife Terri Cox; his sons, Lance Cox (Shirley), Scott Cox (Lesli), Tim Cox (Dana), and Ryan Evans (Andi); and his daughters, Kristin Evans (Scott), Jodi Seefeldt (Jeff), Nicole Ewing (Ron); 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 1 pm.
Upon graduating in 1958 from Lampasas High School, Jack spent the summer in Idaho working for the Forest Service helping fight fires. He often talked about how he hitchhiked all the way from Idaho back to Adamsville. One could say that Jack Cox never knew a stranger, and never was one. Jack Cox began working for the Texas Highway Department and worked on many road projects throughout the Central Texas area, including the Fort Hood military base. One such project is the Bend Bridge Project, which Jack took great pride in. He retired from the Texas Highway Department in 2002 and would go on to become the County Commissioner of Precinct 4 for three terms. Jack had a tale for nearly every road, creek, and bridge in Lampasas County.
Jack coached T-ball and took his team to Storms after each game, win or lose. However, they were always expected to do their best. He had a special gift for bringing out the best in people. Jack had a great deal to do with the Livestock show and most of his time and attention was devoted to aiding local youths, his children, and grandchildren in raising the best show steers. He was always on the hunt for that perfect show steer.
Though Jack was not an avid hunter, he enjoyed October trips to Iowa and his pheasant hunts. Back home on the ranch, he loved driving his jeep and giving the grandkids rides. His favorite place on God's green earth was probably the ranch. He would delight listeners with the multitude of stories and his experiences, one being his days in drag car racing. To say he enjoyed dancing would be an understatement. Jack Cox and his partner in all things, Terri Cox loved to dance.
Jack Cox was generous, kind, loving, and powerfully optimistic, and can best be described as a True Texas Gentleman's Cowboy. Jack lived every day of his life as a gift.