He professed faith in Christ and was of the Methodist faith.
He served his country honorably in the United States Army.
Jay was a retired farmer as well as the owner of Cox Scrap Metal.
He united in marriage to Jewell Sallee on March 24, 1949. She preceded him in death May 15, 2013.
He is survived by two sons: Doug Cox and wife, Ann and Jason Cox and wife, Tammy of Campbellsville; ten grandchildren: Chasity Johnson, Brandon Cox, Clint Cox, Brooke Humphress, DJ Cox, Samantha Cox, Shania Cox, Mariah Cox, Dirt Cox and Spring Cox; six great-grandchildren; one brother, E. L. Cox and wife, Sue of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Rodney Cox.
VISITATION: 5:00 - 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Bro. Don Gowin
BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery