Essie Cox, 85, of Owensboro, passed on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Twin Rivers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born on March 17, 1934 in Butler County to the late O.D. & Lottie Cox. Essie worked for the James C. Ellis Race Horse Farm, the Farmers Elevators, Jimmy Mathis Car Lot, and he retired from Glenmore Distillery. He was a member of Garden Green Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, yard selling, and building things. He was preceded in death by his daughter Kathy Cox and sister Winnie Mae Cardwell.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Betty Cox; son, Ronald Cox; two daughters, Teresa Barrows, and Cindy (Scott) Foster; eight grandchildren, Andy Cox, Sherri Rather, Samantha Williams, Eddie Barrows, Philicia Ammons, Nina Barrows, Cassie Jones, Mathew Foster, 25 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; brother, Jimmie Cox; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and our wonderful neighbors, the Osborne family.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation is from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday and after 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.