James William Cox "Jim",80,of Powhatan, born in Buffalo, NY and raised in Carson, Va. by Ryland and Inez King, went suddenly home to his Lord April 30, 2016. He was preceded in death by his son Stephen who died of Leukemia. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 58 years, Vivian Mitchell Cox of Emporia,Va. His three loving daughters, Valarie C. Ayers (Jack) of Powhatan, Veanne Cox of New York and Vanita C. Mattson (Rick) of Tampa; brother,Jack R. Cox (Judy) of Rockville, Va.; five adoring grandchildren, Brandon Ayers, Travis Ayers (Lauren), Langley Mattson, Orlea Mattson and Waverly Mattson; one treasured great granddaughter, Julianne, who loved her Papapa. He was beloved and greatly respected by his church, his community, his extended family and many dear friends. He graduated University of Richmond and served his country in the Air Force, and had a long career with C&P Telephone Co. He gave tirelessly of himself as a volunteer to make our world a better place. He was a founding member and former president of the Candlelighters (an organization at the forefront of research and care for children with cancer). He served for fifteen years at the 'For One Another' Cancer Camp, was a lifelong blood donor (one of few recognized for giving over ten gallons) and Huguenot Ruritan member (former President). He loved his church and served in many roles. He loved to sing and was a dedicated choir member and all-purpose man of God. He was a quiet, steady man, full of character and compassion who loved his life. A day did not pass that he was not positive and full of love and care for others. There will be a Celebration of Life service at May Memorial Baptist Church in Powhatan, Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to May memorial Baptist Church youth fund.