James Ervin Cox Jr.

Published 12:15 pm Friday, October 9, 2020

HOUMA — James “Jimmy” Ervin Cox, Jr., native of Natchez, Mississippi and resident of Houma, Louisiana passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 2, 2020, at the age of 76.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation between 9 and 11 a.m. at Chauvin Funeral Home In Houma, Louisiana on Monday, October 12, 2020. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral. Burial will follow Mass at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, No. 2.

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife, Gina Klingman Cox, his daughters, Julia Cox, Jessica Cox Guidry (Kevin), Haley Cox Boudreaux (Steven), son Andrew Michael Cox (Amy); and his grandchildren, Emma and Wyatt Guidry and Eleanor and Henry Cox; sisters, JoAnne Rosenthal Phipps (Ed) and Sherry Cox Ross (Ron); brothers-in-law, John Lindsey Torrey, Louis Prosperie, Louis Klingman (Judy), sisters-in-law Bea Fitzgibbons (Tim), Arlene Klingman as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, James Ervin Cox, Sr., Emily and Charlie Rosenthal, sister Judy Rosenthal Torrey and uncle James Francis Watt, Jr., sister-in-law Barbara Klingman Prosperie, brother-in-law Henry Joseph Klingman, and granddaughter Candy Elizabeth Ross.

Jimmy owned and operated Superior Tire Service, Inc. since 1980 with locations in Houma and Paincourtville. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his two biggest passions were his family and his customers. Jimmy loved the happy chaos of large family gatherings and was known for going above and beyond to meet the needs of his customers. Jimmy was dedicated and dependable, and his work ethic was remarkable. The time and effort he put into loving his family and building his business is reflected in his family’s love and customers’ loyalty.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in honor of Jimmy be made to their favorite charity.