Robert E. “Bob” Cockrell, 90 of Monticello, passed away on January 2, 2018 at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born October 14, 1927 in the Green Hill community to the late Earl Cockrell and Vera Ray Cockrell.
Mr. Cokrell was the owner of Bob’s Shoes, a World War II United States Army Veteran and a longtime member of Second Baptist Church where he served as Usher and Sunday school secretary for forty years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend and will be greatly missed by all.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmon Cockrell, James Cockrell and Olen Cockrell; and two sisters, Jessie Johnson and Mildred King.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Pauline Gillespie Cockrell of Monticello; two sons, Mike Cockrell and wife Sandy of Rogers and Randy Cockrell and wife Gail of Monticello; one daughter, Paula Vickers and husband Jeff of Peach Tree City, Georgia; two grandsons, Craig Cockrell and wife Jacqueline of Cave Springs and Jonathan Vickers of Peach Tree City, Georgia; four granddaughters, Brooke Wyatt and husband Ben of Frisco, Texas, Sara Young and husband Collin of Overland Park, Kansas, Amy Mitchell and husband Patrick of Springfield, Missouri and Joni Elliott and husband Stephen of Del Ray Beach, Florida; and 11 great-grandchildren, Macy, Ava and Aubrey Wyatt, Hayes Cockrell, Ellia, Marys, Taj Mitchell, Ensley Young, Hadley and J. T. Vickers and Maggie Kaye Elliott.
Visitation is Friday, January 5 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 6 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ray Hearron officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.