2016-09-01 / Obituaries


Sidney Earle "Sid" Coxwell, born Jan. 1, 1935 in Jackson to Jenkins and Maggie Neal Pugh Coxwell, died August 31, 2016 at 81-years-old in Amite, Louisiana on the same day, 42 years after he met the love of his life, his wife, "Cookie."

After his high school graduation, he entered the U.S. Marines Corp until 1956, then enrolled in the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Sid became Vice President of Baird Steel in Mobile, then moved to Amite to work at Ross Steel Works. He retired from Ameristeel, Atlas Steel and Wire Division, Harahan, Louisiana as their Division Sales Manager in 2003, after 28 years.

Sid is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jessie Lynn "Cookie" Currier Coxwell; his daughters, Cynthia Leigh "Cindy" Coxwell Konzelman, Amite, Louisiana and Lynne Marie Coxwell, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; his son and daughter-in- law, Charles and Paula Coxwell, Mobile and grandchildren, Tyler and Destiny Coxwell and surrogate daughter, Antje Ruppin McDowell, Asheville, North Carolina; a sister and brother-in-law, Annette and George Woodyard, Choctaw, Okla.; a brother -in-law, Camile Currier, Monroe, Louisiana; two sisters-in-law, Gail Coxwell, Mobile and Gayle Currier, Amite, Louisiana; two longtime family friends, Sue Thompson, Loganville, Georgia and Robin Holstead Currier, Bryan, Texas, and many more relatives and friends who he adored and loved.

Sid is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Christopher Coxwell and Curtis "Corky" Coxwell; his-in-laws, Joseph "Jo Jo" and Vera Warren Currier; his brother, Thomas Jenkins Coxwell; and his son-in-law, Dennis Konzelman.

Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, Louisiana will be at 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Another visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 3 from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. with the service at 11 a.m. at St. Helena Catholic Church conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment will be in the Amite Memorial Gardens in Amite, Louisian.

Active pallbearers will be Tyler Coxwell, Camile Currier, Tommy Lee Coxwell, Matt Coxwell, Mike Lee, and Darrell Michael.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in his name to your favorite charity or religious organization. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

McKneely’s Funeral Home of Amite, Louisiana will direct.


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