James "Tony" Anthony Cox, age 77 of Orange, Texas, passed away at his home on Monday, December 13, 2021. A service to honor Tony's life will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Dorman Funeral Home with Pastor Ray McDowell officiating. Family and friends will gather for a visitation from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Dorman Funeral Home.
Tony was born in Hopkins County, Texas on July 14, 1944 to parents Geneva Phillips Gaddy and Ellis David Gaddy. He retired after 28 years service with Cotton Belt Railroad as an engineer. Tony lived most of his life in Woodville, Texas before moving to Orange 8 years ago. He and his wife, Denice, had a passion for helping others by extending their home to foster children. Tony was a huge role model for these boys and will be greatly missed. Tony and his family attended Encounter Church of Orange. He enjoyed singing with his wife and was an excellent guitar player. Tony was a proud supporter of Donald Trump. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved playing practical jokes on everyone. Tony also loved spending time with his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all of those that were impacted by his love and kindness throughout his 77 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Geneva Gaddy.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 42 years, Denice Cox of Orange, TX, daughters, Geneva Cox Trahan and her husband Joshua of Woodville, TX and Tibit Cox Wagnon and her husband Wesley of Woodville, TX, fourteen sons; Rod Parker, Benjamin Charie, Joseph Goats, Jacob Peters, Mario Guerra, Gavin, Eddie, Lil’ Joseph, Darius, Angel, Julian Baggett, Derrick, Dakota and Preston, brother Earl David Gaddy and his wife Karen of Cumby, TX, six grandchildren; Logan McCurter, Brek Wagnon, Koda Wagnon, Emma Wagnon, Freya Wagnon and Charlie Wagnon, three nephews, Gerlad Kowalski, Cody Adkins and Jacob Adkins, four nieces; Rosemary Powell, Leeanna Jasper, Chelby Gaddy and Melissa Aven and many wonderful friends.
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