10/19/1966 – 8/04/2014
I would like to tell you a little bit about my husband, Jim. He was kind and generous and never knew a stranger. He had a great sense of humor, loved to laugh, and had a beautiful smile. He loved his family and friends dearly. He always would say that “LIFE wasn’t about how much money you make or the things that you have, but it is about the RELATIONSHIPS you make along the way.”
Jim was full of life and tried to live it to the fullest. He had many passions, including golfing and hunting, but especially loved to fish. He loved many sports, and was a fan of the Mizzou Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals.
In March, 2014, at the age of 47, Jim was diagnosed with glioblastoma. On April 1, he had his first brain surgery. Three short weeks later, the tumor had grown, and on April 22, he had a second surgery, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. Jim was a very positive person and remained so throughout his illness. He never complained and didn’t want anyone to know what he was going through. He was more concerned about how his illness was affecting others than himself.
Unfortunately, on August 4, 2014, Jim lost his battle. He was strong, brave, and fought hard, never giving up hope. We miss him greatly but our cherished memories will last a lifetime, and he will always be with us in spirit and in our hearts. He was a wonderful husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend.
– Lisa Cox