FREDERICKTOWN — Robert L. “Bob” Cockrell,
65, of Knox Lake Road, Fredericktown, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Knox
He was born July 21, 1943, in Marion, a son of Betty (Knight) Cockrell of Butler and the late Charles Cockrell. Bob owned several businesses in Fredericktown over the years, the first was the former SOHIO Gas Station, second was the Tire Shop, then an Excavating Company, and finally in 1986, he started Cockrell Trucking. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Mount Vernon and the Cushmen Club. Bob enjoyed wintering in Florida and riding his Cushman motorcycle. In Bob’s spare time, he could always be found tinkering with something or trying to invent something new.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Theresa (Grogg) Cockrell, whom he married June 24, 1962; sons, Robert (Julie) Cockrell and Michael (Theresa) Cockrell, both of Fredericktown; his mother, Betty; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Charlie (Carole) Cockrell, Dave (Ruby) Cockrell and Dan (Connie) Cockrell, all of Fredericktown, and Paul (Bobbi) Cockrell of Lakeland, Fla.; sisters, Betty (Paul) Davis of Galion, Mary (Keith) Carr and Sue Antrican, both of Butler, and Margaret (Lane) Graves of McArthur; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, John Cockrell.
The family will receive friends Saturday, July 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 E. College St., Fredericktown, where funeral service will be held Sunday, July 19, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Kenneth Miller officiating.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Robert Cockrell.