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Ernest W. Cox Jr “Ernie”, age 73

Ernest W. Cox Jr “Ernie”, 73, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed from this life June 11, 2020. He was born on August 2, 1946 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi to the late Ernest W. Cox Sr. “Dudgie” and Gladys M. Goulas Cox. Ernie was retired from both Texaco and Goodyear where he worked as a lab technician. Ernie also worked umpiring in the girls softball league. He was a Godly man and of the Catholic Faith.

He is survived by the love of his life Lisa Cox; children Casey Cox, Corey Cox, Jessica (Kyle) Jeffcoat, Nikki (Kevin) Helm, Jacob (Allie) Holcomb, Lindsay (Marshal) Featherston, Hugo (Stephanie) Sanchez; grandchildren C J Cox, Layla Helm, Lilly, Lucy, Mason Featherston, Evie Mae, Landon Holcomb, and one soon to come Liam Helm; siblings Linda (Elwood) Duval, Geraldine Cole, Patti Trosclair; aunt Shannon Parker; in-laws Richard and Linda Allred; close friends Mark Alexis, Jerome Geraci, Ricky Cobb, Wesley Trevino and a host of other loving family and friends.

In lieu of flowers his family has asked for donations to be made to Encore Nursing & Rehab, Alzheimer retreat unit 1820 W Moline Malvern, Arkansas 72104. Special thanks is also given to the wonderful staff of Kindred Hospice; Katie and Kelly and also to the staff of Encore Health and Rehab for the great care they provided.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas. A family celebration of life will be held on Saturday June 20, 2020 at 10 AM on the beach in Pass Christian, Mississippi. Followed by a celebration of his life at the home of Walter and Christy Stone in Slidell, Louisiana.  



  • Jennifer Burris Posted June 12, 2020 7:41 PM

    Lisa my prayers are with you!! I love you

  • linda duval Posted June 13, 2020 4:04 PM

    All our love and prayers. Linda and Elwood

  • Nick Carnathan Posted June 13, 2020 5:54 PM

    I can’t stop thinking about y’all. I love you and miss y’all.

  • Marion Allred Posted June 13, 2020 10:05 PM

    To the family. Sending heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers for comfort. Sincerely,

  • Terry & Cynthia Charles Posted June 14, 2020 2:31 PM

    Our condolences to the Cox family but please know that many caring thoughts are with you and family during this time of sorrow. Please have faith the Ressurection hope of John 5:28, 29
    Terry & Cynthia Charles worked many years with Earnest at Texaco Research

  • Jerome Geraci Posted June 14, 2020 4:12 PM

    Lisa, Ernie was a great friend. I’m glad he had you by his side through his illness. God bless you and comfort you in your loss.

  • Rickey Cobb Posted June 14, 2020 5:32 PM

    Ernie was a fun person to work side by side with and has been missed since he retired. Thanks Lisa and I am praying for you the family.

  • Edie and Ray Posted June 14, 2020 8:12 PM

    We all had some really great times in the past…. Never ate at Denny’s again after our Vegas trip…..RIP our very long time friend…

    • Lisa Cox Posted June 15, 2020 4:09 PM

      Thank you

      • Ben & Shirley Thornton Posted June 16, 2020 4:10 PM

        RIP our friend. Ben spent many years working with Ernie at Texaco Tab.

  • Carlos Estrada Posted June 15, 2020 1:20 PM

    Enjoyed our high school times in Pt. Arthur.
    Class 1964

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