Some of his many accomplishments included: BS in art education and MA in instructional communications, newspaper photographer for Johnson City Press, videographer for WKPT Channel 19 in Kingsport, and creative director for Bristol Advertising Agency. He was also an illustrator draftsman stationed on a submarine tender ship in Guam
Steve's passions were the Media/Arts, teaching and singing Karaoke. Steve "Wally" enjoyed singing Karaoke with his friends at Terry's Apex.
He held several teaching positions to include Mercer University, University of Ga., University of Central Arkansas, and ETSU. Steve received his PhD in Library Media Technology in 1991.
He was the primary caregiver for his mom, Eloise, for many years prior to her death.
By far, Steve's greatest honor was his position as Library Media Specialist at Jonesborough Elementary School from 2002-2012. In his own words: "Working with our kindergarten through fourth grade students was an absolute joy and exciting challenge."
Steve is survived by brother, David Cox and wife Kathy Cox; first cousins Allen LeFever, Lou Hinkel and husband Karl Hinkel, Nora Sue, Jackie Sue Bray; and many nieces, nephews and great friends.
The family will receive friends Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00pm at Monte Vista Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3:00pm at the funeral home.
Military rites will be conducted by the VFW Post 4933 Boones Dam.
The family would also like to extend a special thanks to Wally's two best friends, Diane Scalf and Rick Roller, who were there for his every need and who brought so much joy to his life.
The family suggest that you bring a children's book of your choosing to the funeral service, which will be donated to Jonesborough Elementary School in memory of Steven Cox.
Online condolences may be made to the Cox family at www.montevistafunerals.com . Monte Vista Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Cox family.