Jay Cox

Jay Cox, 78, of O'Fallon, MO, formerly of Cahokia, born Friday, November 18, 1932, in East Saint Louis, IL, died Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Cox worked as a policeman for East St. Louis and was an agent for State Farm Insurance. He was a U.S. Marine Korean War Veteran, a member of Knights of Columbus and the Marine Corp League.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Alva and Jeanette nee Brown Cox
  • Brother: Alva "Sonny" Cox 
  • Sister: Mary Louise Halvachs

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Karlyn nee Chapman Cox
  • Daughter: Carla (Jim) Eilers of O'Fallon, IL
  • Son: Dr. Michael (Mona) Cox of Wildwood, MO
  • Sister-in-law: Sandy (Kevin) Grimes of Maryville, IL
  • Brother-in-law: Rich Soulney of Collinsville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Rick Cox
    • Catie Cox
    • Tom Cox
    • Christopher Cox
    • Grace Cox
    • Isabelle Cox
    • Samantha Cox
  • Dear Nieces & Nephews

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society

Visitation:  Friends may call from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 9:45am on Monday, November 7, 2011 for a 10:00am, Mass of Christian burial at St. Henry's Catholic Church, with Father Clyde Grogan officiating.  Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Condolences left for Jay Cox:

    We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Carla, Jim Eilers, and every member of the Cox family. Please be comforted in knowing that you are all loved very much despite the distance that separates us and that our thoughts and prayers are dedicated to you all during these hours of sorrow and celebration of the life of a great Husband,Grandfather, Father, Brother, Uncle, and Public Servant.

    Dr. H. Joseph & Rita Taylor, CMSgt, USAF (ret) Willingboro New Jersey 08046