Grady Jerry Cox

November 15, 1947 - August 12, 2015
Grady Jerry Cox

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Grady ìJerryî Cox, 67 of Etowah passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at the Elizabeth House.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of Edna Cox Allison of Horse Shoe and the late Grady L. Cox. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Allan Cox, a sister, Audrey Steele, stepfather, Melvin Allison, mother-in-law, Martha Souther, and his special fishing buddy, D.C. Cantrell.

Jerry served four years with three tours in Vietnam with the US Navy and retired from Berkeley Mills after 36 years of employment. He was a lifetime awarded member of the Etowah Lions Club and was on the Board of Directors for the Marjorie McCune Memorial Center in Black Mountain. He enjoyed being outdoors and especially liked camping, fishing, and cutting wood.

Nothing pleased him more than being with family, especially the picnics at Brian and Marqueís with family and friends. He had a special love for each of his granddaughters and was so proud of all of their accomplishments.

In addition to his mother, Jerry leaves behind his loving wife of 46 years, Barbara Cox; daughter, Shelley Cox and Justin Crum of Hendersonville; son, Brian Cox and wife, Marque of Etowah; four granddaughters, Allison Earley and fiancÈ, Dustin Yingst, Katelyn Earley, Maggie Cox and Josie Cox; three sisters, Irene Barnwell and husband, Billy of Hendersonville, Carol Moore and husband, Gene of Mills River, and Melva Dye and husband, Charles of Baton Rouge, LA; father-in-law, Tommy Souther of Mills River; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.


Sunday, August 16, 2015
12:00 AM

Etowah Baptist Church - Directions
6508 Brevard Road
Etowah, NC 28729


Saturday, August 15, 2015
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • August 14, 2015
    Donna Pruitt Almaraz says:
    So sorry for your thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

  • August 23, 2015
    Richard & Dottie Marlowe says:
    We are so sorry for your loss.

  • August 20, 2015
    Joy Morgan Gabriel says:
    To Barbara and all the family I pray that God will comfort you and give you peace.

  • August 16, 2015
    David Thomas says:
    Barbara - I did not say so at the Service today. I just wanted to give you a hug! But I am so sorry for your Families loss & so Grateful for the loss of the Hardship and Suffering that accompanies that Disease! I'm sure there is not but if there is anything that I can do. Please don't hesitate to let me know.

  • August 16, 2015
    Jud, Amy, Katie, & Will Stewart says:
    Barbara, Shelley, and Brian, just wanted to let you know you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. May God's grace comfort you in your time of sorrow.