Lake Charles - Jerry E. Cox, 66, passed away February 27, 2013 in a local hospital after a strong and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and lived in Moss Bluff. He was a retired Sargent with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and served in law enforcement for twenty eight years. He was a veteran in the U. S. Army and served in Korea. He was a member of the Beaver Creek Hunting Club, a charter member of the Krewe Du Masque. He loved the outdoors, horses, animals, fishing, hunting, his camp on Westfork, playing cards, especially Bourre', with family and friends. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Broussard Cox of Moss Bluff; step-son, Jimmy Clark (Serena) of Moss Bluff; daughters, Dawn Cox Shipp (Daniel) of Ville Platte; Denise "Dee" Coralluzzo (Scott) of Melleville, NJ; Cathy Galbraith (Bob) of Atlantic City, NJ; step-daughter, Barbara McCall (Jeremy) of Westlake; grandchildren, Logan Shipp, Cody Shipp, James Clark, Kaylee Clark, Layla McCall, Samantha Torres and Tyler Torres. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Anna McDonald; step-son, James Stacy Lafleur; grandson, James Andrew Clark; mother-in-law, Odile Broussard and his favorite companion, his dog, Oscar.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to
in his memory.
His service will be 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013 at St. Theodore Catholic Church. Msgr. Charles DuBois will officiate. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be at New Ritchie Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com