He was born March 3, 1931 in Hutsonville, IL to Chambers Lee Cox and Opal Garnet (Akeman) Cox.
Survivors include his spouse, Doris L. (McMahan) Mason Cox of Hutsonville, IL whom he married November 23, 1994; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Denise Cox of West Union, IL, Michael and Teresa Cox of Jasonville; Gregg and Rhonda Cox of Hutsonville, IL; step-son, Greg and Beth Mason of Washington, IN; daughter-in-law, Linda Mason of Sullivan; grandchildren, Blake and Heather Cox, Brian and Amanda Cox, Tracy Cox-Porter, Travis and Jennifer Cox, Joseph Cox, Jason and Lindi Bonesteel, Justin Cox; step-grandchildren, Damon Mason, Matt and Asanda Mason, Darin Mason, Brad and Abby Mason; Jason and Jamie Mason, Jared Mason; 10 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Pat Woolverton of Hutsonville, IL; niece, Rhonda Atwood-Mikeworth of Jarles, NM.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-son, Mark Mason.
Tom was a retired farmer, bus driver for the Hutsonville school system and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was member of the First Christian Church of Hutsonville, IL where he was active as an elder for many years. He enjoyed wood-working and being outdoors. Tom enjoyed time spent with his family.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, Indiana.
Visitation and Funeral Services will be held at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Hutsonville, IL.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on Friday and 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the Pulliam Funeral Home.
Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at the funeral home with Bro. Bill Wilkinson officiating.
Interment is at the Hutsonville Cemetery in Hutsonville, IL.