James Van Cox

James “Jimmy” Van Cox, 73, of Ludlow, Mo., passed away January 26, 2020 at his home after losing his battle with cancer.

Mr. Cox was born October 13, 1946 in Kansas City, MO.

Jimmy, as he was known to most, retired from Ford Motor Company in 2002 after thirty years of service.  He never slowed down; always having a project to work on.  Whether it was a garden tractor, a home repair project, or the 14-ft. wooden jon boat he was building by hand — he was never idle.  Jimmy was a faithful member of the Faith Baptist Church, and enjoyed his time spent with his church family as well.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Marjorie Cox, and his sister, Judith Hammond.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Martha Cox; a son, Eric (Gina) Cox; and two daughters, Elizabeth (Edward) Sutton and Ellysa (Daniel) Siebert; as well as his 12 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, January 31, 2020, with service following at Bross and Spidle Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs, burial to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, MO.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Faith Baptist Church, 1011 Fellows Street, Utica, MO 64686.

Our Sincere Condolences

Please accept my sincere condolences. Very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to your family.
Craig Burton

So sorry to hear of Jimmie passing. I worked with him at Ford in the body shop. He had a great sense of humor and was a lot of fun to be around. He will be missed!
Larry Hinrichs ‘Hippie’

So sorry that we can’t be at services, I am sure we will miss him at family gatherings and other events.  What a treasure to all who knew Jimmy.

We attended church at Utica where we first met Jim.  We enjoyed our conversations with him, and we glad to know him.  So sorry for your loss.
Gary Fisher

I worked at the pharmacy where James got his medications. He was such a kind gentle man. We all loved seeing and visiting with him. We are all so very sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed seeing his progress on his boat he was building. He was a true friend I will never forget. God bless you all.
Teresa Dennis