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C. William Cox, Jr.

October 5, 1928 — March 1, 2024

Clarence William “Bill” Cox, Jr. 95, of Birmingham passed away March 1, 2024 surrounded by his family after a two year battle with lung cancer. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Trussville. He graduated from Woodlawn High School, then served in Korean War. He was a member of the Masonic Wahouma Lodge #763 where he was Head Master from 1958-1959.

Bill owned and worked in camera repair before becoming ophthalmic photographer for The Eye Foundation Hospital. He also was in charge of running motion picture cameras for the Bear Bryant Show. In 1972 Bill began his 45 plus year career in the field of Ocular Prosthetics and became owner of Cox Ocular Prosthetics. He was past President of The American Society of Ocularists and an active member serving on the Board. Before joining Hunter Street Baptist Church Bill was an active member of 67th Street Methodist Church and Huffman United Methodist Church where he was a member of The Official Board. Bill and Virginia , his wife of 72 years, was active members of Hunter Street Baptist Church. They enjoyed and loved their friends in their Sunday school class, with whom they played dominoes and enjoyed many Sunday lunches.

Through the years, Bill enjoyed spending his time traveling with Virginia and spending time at the lake, but his favorite thing was to be Papa to his four grandchildren and uncle Billy to his nieces and nephews. His family was his treasure.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence William Cox, Mittye Bishop Cox, and his grandson William Foster Cox. He is survived by his wife Virginia Dorough Cox, son William Talmadge “Tal” Cox, daughter, Elise Cox Pratt, grandchildren Mackenzie Nicole Cox, Peyton Pratt Hale (Clark Hale), William Thomas “Will” Pratt, great-granddaughter Maggie Elizabeth Hale, special sister in law Matha H. Dorough and many beloved nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Right at Home and Compassus Hospice for their care.

A visitation for Bill will be held Thursday, March 7, 2024,1 pm – 2 pm at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Trussville, 1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, 35235 Followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers a contribution to your charity of choice or Lung Cancer Research would be appreciated.

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Visitation

Thursday, March 7, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 7, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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