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John Cordell Silcox

February 14, 1944 — November 17, 2023

Citronelle

John Cordell Silcox, affectionately known as Corky, was a man of unwavering faith and a loving spirit. He passed away on November 17, 2023, surrounded by his cherished family at Crowne Healthcare of Citronelle. Born on February 14, 1944, in Alabama, Corky's life was filled with countless moments of joy and devotion to those he held dear.

From an early age, Corky loved to share his faith in Christ. His strong belief and reliance on his religious values shaped the way he lived and interacted with the world. Corky's spiritual journey guided him through life's ups and downs, providing him with peace and strength.

In addition to his deep faith, Corky was known for his lighthearted sense of humor. A natural jokester, he had a remarkable ability to bring laughter into any room he entered. His quick wit and playful nature made him a beloved figure among friends and family.

John Cordell Silcox proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. His dedication to duty and commitment to defending freedom exemplified his patriotism and love for his fellow Americans.

Outside of military service, Corky enjoyed cooking for family and friends. Nothing brought him more joy than seeing smiles on the faces of those enjoying his culinary creations.

Devotion to reading the Bible and engaging in daily devotions was another important aspect of Corky's life. The comforting words within those pages provided him with guidance and serenity throughout the years. Corky especially enjoyed his spiritual conversations with his sister, Missy. Whether day or night she was always a listening ear to talk, pray, and encourage.

Spending quality time with family held a special place in Corky's heart. Gathering together with loved ones, reminiscing about shared experiences and creating new memories were moments he treasured. 

Southern gospel music, such as "The Anchor Holds", played an integral role in Corky's life, and his voice uplifted the spirits of all who heard it. Whether singing hymns in church or serenading his grandchildren, his melodious tones resonated with warmth and love.

Corky was an avid Alabama Football and Braves Baseball fan. His enthusiasm for these teams was infectious, and he enjoyed discussing games and celebrating victories with fellow fans. Watching classic western movies and preaching on the TV brought him joy.

 John Cordell Silcox left behind a legacy of love and laughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lora Silcox; siblings, Carl Silcox, Calvin Silcox, Carolyn March, Conrad Silcox; grandson, Timothy Camp; and son-in-law, Tommy Vice, Jr.

Corky will be deeply missed but lovingly remembered by those he leaves behind. He is survived by his children, Johnny Silcox (Missy), Tina Camp (Todd), and Bonnie Vice; grandchildren, Katie Kerr (James), Kristi Daugherty (Craig), John T. Silcox (Emilee), Casey Camp, Jessica Thorn (Ben), Justin McPherson (Shelby), Tommy Vice III, and Raegan Vice; numerous great-grandchildren; siblings, Curtis Silcox (Paula) and Catherine Williams; "Sugar", Mable Howard; as well as many other relatives and friends who have been touched by his presence.

Burial services will be held at the Silcox Chapel in Tennessee on December 9, 2023 at 10 AM. Those interested in attending the burial service should contact a Silcox family member for directions.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Parkway Church on December 16, 2023, starting at 10 AM.

While we mourn the loss of John Cordell Silcox, we take solace in knowing that he is now at peace in the comforting embrace of God. His devotion to family and unwavering faith will forever remain an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him. May his soul rest eternally in heavenly bliss.

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Saturday, December 16, 2023

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