Jerry D. Cox, age 78, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center.

Jerry was born on May 27, 1939 in Bloomingdale, IN to the late Burchard Cox and Beulah Norris Cox.  He was a truck driver for Super Service and former member of the Burnside Masonic Lodge.  Jerry was a long-time member of Slate Branch Baptist Church and a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Hendricks Cox; five sons, Alan (and Cathy) Cox of IN, Jeff Cox of IN, Dale Cox of IN, Bill Cox of IN and Scott (and Stephanee) Cox of Houston, TX; two daughters, Gayle (and Melvin) McCoy of IN and Tonya McKee of Somerset; one brother, Richard (and Patty) Cox of AL; twenty-three grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Tom Cox; one sister Betty Eads; one son-in-law, Jim McKee; first wife, Carolyn Millikan Cox; and a granddaughter, Blanche McKee.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will follow on Tuesday, at 5:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral with Bro. Bill Dawson officiating.  Burial will be at Etna Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Alan Cox, Jeff Cox, Dale Cox, Scott Cox, David Rowings and Ronnie Rowlett.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Jerry Cox.