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James Orville Cox

August 31, 1927 ~ November 20, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

James Cox Obituary

Cox, James Orville age 96, of Plymouth MN, and Winter Haven, FL, passed away on November 20, 2023. Preceded in death by his parents, Jesse (Jack) and Nola (McCall) Cox, Crystal, MN; first wife Katherine (Stromley) Cox of Milltown, WI; second wife, Nancy (Long) Cox of Plymouth, MN. Survived by sons, Darrell (Carrie) Cox, Raleigh, NC; Brian Cox, Hopkins, MN; stepdaughters, Linda Roal, Plymouth, MN; Wendy Roal (Jim) Warner, Orono, MN; stepson, Wayne (Dione) Roal, Hays, NC; grandchildren, Jesse Cox, Elise Cole, Brent Cox, Ryan Cox, Katie Cox, Colby Roal, Shelby Roal and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service at 11:00 a.m. preceded by visitation at 10 a.m. will occur on Friday, December 1 at Wayzata Community Church, 125 East Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata. In memory of James, donations may be sent to North Memorial Health Foundation (hospice program).

He was raised in Crystal, Minnesota on his parent’s truck farm. Jim graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1945. After high school Jim attended the University of Minnesota for one semester before shipping off to the Philippines for WW II clean-up operations in 1946. He graduated from the U of M in 1950 and went to work at Northern States Power (Xcel Energy) where he worked for over 40 years, with his last 20 years serving as an officer of the company.

In his younger years, Jim’s hobbies included fishing and hunting, with a group of friends. These men and their wives remained friends through the years, celebrating New Years together for over 50 years.

Jim and his wife, Nancy, enjoyed hiking, cycling, sailing and travel during their retirement years. They loved their life together – both in Minnesota and Florida. Jim will be fondly remembered by family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 1, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wayzata Community Church
125 East Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata, MN 55391

Memorial Service
Friday
December 1, 2023

11:00 AM
Wayzata Community Church
125 East Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata, MN 55391

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