James W. “Breezy” Cox Jr.
James W. “Breezy” Cox Jr., of Lake Jackson, died September 18, 2015, after a short stay in hospice. Breezy was a loving and much loved husband, father, and grandfather, — an unfailing source of support and guidance to his family.
Breezy was born June 24, 1924, in Noodle, TX, to Waldo and Nina Cox. He graduated from Merkel (Texas) High School in 1941. He played football at TCU and Hardin Simmons University, eventually graduating from Sul Ross University. He earned his Master’s degree from the University of Houston. Breezy married his life-long love, Elizabeth Herring, in Stamford in 1947; he then moved to the Brazosport area where both begain the long, successful careers as educators.
Breezy taught math and coached the Velasco Seagulls football team at Velasco Junior High, and then became coach of the Storm Squad at Brazosport H igh S chool . He was also the shot-put coach at Brazosport, training several medalists and state champions among his proudest accomplishments.
Breezy became an assistant principal at Brazosport in 1966, moving to Brazoswood High School in 1969. He retired in 1985, allowing him to pursue his passions for track meets, golf, garage sales, and making music boxes.
Breezy was preceded in death by his wife and partner, Lib; his daughter, Cathy; parents, Nina and Waldo; and sister, Louise Bullock.
Breezy is survived by his son, Steve Cox (Elaine), of League City, TX; daughter, Cece Cope (Steve), of Bloomington, MN; grandchildren, Suzanne, Chris, Katie, Jane, Shane and Molly; and many friends, colleagues, and students.
A memorial service will be held at Restwood Funeral Home in Clute, TX, on Monday, September 28, with visitation of friends and family beginning at 11:00 a.m. and funeral services beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Following the services, Breezy will be laid to rest in Restwood Memorial Park Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be James “Bo” Lander, Johnny Redden, Jim Arthur, Franklin “D-Boy” Williams, Bill Mueller, and Lee “Muggins” Lebow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Home Delivered Meals of Brazosport.