Perry Cox Sr.

March 19, 1923March 22, 2013

COX, PERRY EUGENE, SR., age 90, of Sterrett, AL, went to be with The Lord Friday, March 22, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnne Frakes Cox. He is survived by his son, Perry Eugene Cox, Jr. (Kathleen C.); daughters, Shirley Cox Wise (William “Buddy”), Debra Cox McCurdy (Richard H.) and Jennie Jo Cox Parrish (Jim); 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Perry was a member of Huffman Baptist Church for 39 years and currently a member of Beulah Baptist Church and had served as Chairman of the Deacons in both churches. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and served as the Chief Pharmacist and Administrator of Carraway Methodist Medical Center. After retiring, Perry served on the Board of Directors at Carraway for many years. He served as past President of the Alabama Pharmaceutical Association, Alabama Hospital Association, and Southeastern Hospital Association. His family will receive friends on Monday, March 25, 2013 from 5-7 at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel. He will also lie-in-state on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 10-11 at Beulah Baptist Church in Sterrett with the service beginning at 11, Rev. Earl Hardy officiating. Burial will follow at Sterrett Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a love offering to Beulah Baptist Church will be appreciated.


  • Visitation Monday, March 25, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Perry Cox Sr.

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March 30, 2013

"Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted". Matt 5:4

Bill & Carolyn Ratliff

March 25, 2013

We have wonderful memories of Perry and JoAnn as we traveled together. May God bless the Cox Family. We will miss his smiling face and positive attitude.

Joann Wakefield-Welniak

March 25, 2013

Mr. Cox was a great example of a loving family man, man of God, and was always so kind to me. I enjoyed knowing him and his family for so many years through Carraway. My prayers are with the Cox family.

Robert Chapman

March 25, 2013

Sorry to hear of Perry's passing. He contributed greatly to the hospital industry in Alabama, a leader and inspiration to all in the field. It was great seeing and talking to him in December at the luncheon at The Club.I know Perry is with The Lord. My prayers are with the entire family.
Bob Chapman

Rebecca Farmer

March 25, 2013

My family got to know him as Papa. His family has always had open arms and letting us feel a part of the family. We love his family very much and we will miss Papa. Our prayers go out to his family during this sorrowful time. Even though we would like to keep him on earth it was time for his promotion. We love you Papa!
Love, Danny, Rebecca, and Jessica Farmer

Billy Wakefield

March 24, 2013

A very fine man. Rest in peace Perry.


March 24, 2013

Have known Mr. Cox for 20 years. He was a gentleman's gentleman. Sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed.

Lissa Johnson

March 24, 2013

Praying for the Cox family. I have wonderful memories of my times spent with your family. Mr. and Mrs. Cox were the sweetest people and always made me feel a part of the family. I know Mr. Cox will be missed. Love you all, Lissa Johnson

Marty Leonard

March 24, 2013

Good bye for just a short while to a wonderful friend and gentleman. I'm looking forward to seeing you again one day.

March 24, 2013

Great man of God, loving father and husband. He was a fixture at Huffman for many years. Will remember his sweet smile and his handshake. Praying for all of his family. David Crump