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Jason Cox

December 11, 1975 — March 9, 2021

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Jason William Cox, Sr. passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021 as result of an auto accident. He was 45 years old with four children. Jason never met a stranger and usually walked away from any introduction with a new friend. Everyone whose life he touched was impacted by his infectious smile. He was the life of any gathering. Jason started his career with his father at Tommy’s Snoballs when he was just 12 years old. He was GM at Circuit City in FWB. He later became GM of PetSmart in Destin and finally became the most successful District Manager for Advanced Auto Parts for the Destin, Panama City and surrounding areas. From a young age, Jason embraced life with great gusto. He was an avid surfer and loved the water and has been life-long friends with the entire surfing community. Jason's most esteemed job in his life was fatherhood. He loved his four children more than anything and worked hard to provide for them. His children are slated to follow in his footsteps. His oldest son Jason, II is in hotel management and his youngest son, Jacob, is in college. His twin daughters, Emma and Savannah, are beautiful, vivacious little girls.

Jason is survived by his Wife: Jessica Hawthorn-Cox, four children: Sons, Jason Cox II and Jacob Cox, and Twin daughters, Emma & Savannah White-Cox. Parents: Thomas and Joyce Cox of Navarre. Sister: Nitasha and Brothers: Billy Simpson & Patrick Cox. Nephew: Ethan Cox. Aunts and Uncles: Jean & Jim Bunch, Carleen & William Lewis. Joe & Amy Cox, Tina & Brian Clanton, Johnie Cox, Donna Earnhart and Wanda Earnhart, Cheri McDonough and Trae Brown III. Cousins: Jamie Cortijo, Brian Bunch, Carla Lewis, Philip Lewis, Stephen Lewis, Daniel Clanton and Nicholas Clanton. Several great aunts and second cousins. And many, many life-long friends.

Jason is proceeded in death by his biological mother, Kimalla Earnhart, grandparents Bufford and Sue Earnhart and Mary Etta Cox.

There will be a Memorial Service Saturday, March 27th at 1:00 pm at Navarre Beach Marine Park. Last pavilion (40F, Sea Oat Pavilion on the Gulf side). This access has a handicapped mat for easier entry to the beach. Attire is beach casual, flip-flops, board shorts, etc. Although outside, masks are suggested as there will be people with compromised immune systems who will also need to attend. Thank you all for your understanding in this matter. The Memorial Service will be followed by a paddle out send off in his honor by the surfing community. Surfboards, Paddle boards, and kayaks are all welcome. Also feel free to bring a beach chair and/or towel for yourself. Pastor John Kerns of Navarre Beach Church  will be officiating the service. Several of his closest friends will be speaking and anyone else wishing to say a few words will be invited to come forward

Honary Pallbearers: David Covey, Henry Safer, Jay Frydrychowicz, Lopaka Robello, Kipo Robello, Terry Claudio, Sean Fell, Jason Maradik, Chris Singleton, Chris Pharr.

Head Pallbearers: Tommy Cox (father), Jason Cox Ii (son), Jacob Cox (son),Patrick Cox(brother), Billy Simpson, (brother), Jim Bunch(Uncle), Johnie Cox (uncle), Ethan Cox (nephew)

Family and friends are being received at his parent's home at 6875 Brocado Ct. Navarre, FL. In lieu of flowers please consider contributing to the Gofundme set up for his children.

Arrangements are being handled by Rose Lawn Funeral Home. His ashes will be spread in the Gulf in a private ceremony by his family at a later date.

Those who knew Jason well knew the beach was his life. He will live in the waves eternally.  Every time you see a bright glisten of a wave it will be his bright smile reminding us that he is one with the waves and one with God now.

"Do not cry when you think of me; rather smile and uplift others, as I did."

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