Jerry D. Cox Jr., 82
June 19, 1935 — Dec. 23, 2017
Jerry D. Cox Jr., age 82, went home to the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 23,
2017 at Kathy Hospice. He was born on June 19, 1935, in Coal Creek,
Tennessee, to parents Jerry D. Cox, Sr. and Lassie (nee Cox). He proudly
served his country in the U.S. Navy. Jerry was united in marriage on
April 27, 1963, to Lucinda Bouray. He retired in 2000 from Earle M.
Jorgensen. In retirement Jerry drove school bus for Rite-Way in Slinger
for 11 years.
Jerry enjoyed RV’ing with friends and family for many years, making
numerous friends at NASCAR events and snow-birding in Florida. He loved
boating on the Mississippi River with friends and family and especially
fishing trips with his sons. Jerry was proud to attend classes with his
grandson Jake in obtaining their motorcycle license together, allowing
him to take trips with his family.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Cindy; two sons, Jeffrey (Christine) and
Jerod (Linda); five grandchildren, Callie, Jake and Kaylin Cox; Kimberly
(Justin Mueller) Lopas and Stephanie Lopas; one sister, Judy (David)
Lyford; sister-inlaw, Nancy Dobnick; three nieces, Michelle (Thad)
Tegtmeyer, Jennifer (Andrew) Yergler and Denise Hunsche; one nephew,
Bradley Lyford; also survived by other relatives and friends. Jerry is
preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation for friends and family at Shimon Funeral Home, (824 Union
St., Hartford) Thursday, Dec. 28, from 5-7 p.m., with continued
visitation at the Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 29, from 9:30 a.m. until
time of Service at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Stephanie Taylor presiding.
Committal at Willwood Cemetery, Rockford, Illinois. In lieu of flowers,
memorials are appreciated to First United Methodist Church, Hartford or
the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The family would like to thank Dr.
Karen Sue Carlson, staff at CFAC-Froedtert Hospital and Kathy Hospice
for their care and support.