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Cox & Son Funeral Home in Jellico, Tennessee, Fire

Cox & Son Funeral Home in Jellico, Tennessee, Fire
Cox & Son Funeral Home in Jellico, Tennessee, Fire

LaFollette firefighters extinguish a fire at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Jellico on July 10, 2024.

JELLICO, Tenn. (WATE) – A longtime funeral home in Campbell County was badly damaged by fire Wednesday.

The LaFollette Fire Department responded to a fire at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Jellico around 2:15 p.m., Fire Chief Jimmy Pack said.


No injuries were reported. Pack said the building was considered a total loss.

According to its Facebook page, the Cox & Son funeral home has been in existence since 1910. The company wrote that it was able to save the most important documents, such as death certificates, from destruction.

“All of us at Cox & Son Funeral Home are devastated by the fire and the losses we have suffered today. Despite the circumstances, we are thankful that there are no injuries and that we were able to salvage the most important documents, including already organized files, death certificates and other important papers. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all first responders, fire and EMS personnel, police officers and others who worked diligently to contain the fire. We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of our friends, family and neighbors who came to our aid in our time of need. We will be eternally grateful. Also, we want to let you all know that we have an emergency plan in place should anyone need our services. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.”

Social media post from Cox & Son Funeral Home