James H. Cox, 83, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.

Born Sept. 7, 1926 in Princeton, he was the son of Walter G. and Bertha (Hadorn) Cox.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in civil engineering. He married Bettye E. Brines.

He was employed as a civil engineer with the state of Indiana and city of Indianapolis, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the American Legion  Post 25 and the Elks.

Graveside services will at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton.

Visitation was 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel.

Survivors include children, Jamie L. Neumann, Marcia D. Cox, J. Keith Cox; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife Bettye E. Brines on Aug. 7, 1998.