Jerry Cox

East Alton |

Jerry Eugene Cox, Sr., 87, went from his earthly home to his Heavenly home to be with his Lord and Savior, on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Jerry was born on September 28, 1936, to Earl and Virgie (Coates) Cox. He was married to Earlene Thornhill. She preceded him in death. Jerry then married Sharon Kaye (Ull) on May 24, 2014, in Fosterburg, at River of Live Church. Sharon was his soulmate.

Jerry worked at Beall Tool and Die for several years before retiring. He enjoyed camping, fishing, bowling, and softball with family. He was also a coach for his son's baseball teams. Jerry loved the Cardinals and enjoyed going to games. He and Sharon enjoyed their many trips to Graceland and the Ozarks. They attended River of Life Church together. Jerry and Sharon were also foster grandparents at Eastwood School in East Alton.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Teresa and Cindy; and two sons, Jerry Jr, and Chad; eleven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren; and two sisters.

Jerry was preceded in death by two daughters; a stepson; seven brothers and two sisters; and two sons-in-law.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 24, 2024, from 4 to 7 pm, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Memorials are suggested to The Dementia and Alzheimer's Association and/or the American Heart Association.

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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