MOSS BLUFF - Funeral services were held for Jerry E. Cox, 66, of Moss Bluff, at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Moss Bluff at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2. Burial followed in the New Ritchie Cemetery.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Cox died Wednesday, February 27, 2013, in a local hospital after a strong and courageous battle with cancer. He was a retired sargent with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and served in law enforcement for 28 years. He was a veteran in the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He was a member of the Beaver Creek Hunting Club and a charter member of the Krewe Du Masque. He loved the outdoors, horses, animals, fishing, hunting, his camp on Westfork and playing cards, especially Bourre’, with family and friends. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Broussard Cox of Moss Bluff; one step-son, Jimmy Clark (Serena) of Moss Bluff; three daughters, Dawn Cox Shipp (Daniel) of Ville Platte, Denise “Dee” Coralluzzo (Scott) of Melleville, New Jersey, and Cathy Galbraith (Bob) of Atlantic City, New Jersey; one step-daughter, Barbara McCall (Jeremy) of Westlake; and seven grandchildren, Logan Shipp, Cody Shipp, James Clark, Kaylee Clark, Layla McCall, Samantha Torres and Tyler Torres.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Anna McDonald; one step-son, James Stacy Lafleur; one grandson, James Andrew Clark; his mother-in-law, Odile Broussard; and his favorite companion, his dog, Oscar.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in his memory.
Msgr. Charles DuBois officiated.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
Hixson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff was in charge of arrangements.