Thomas C. “Sonny” Cogbill, Jr., 93, of Star City died on November 18, 2016 in Pine Bluff.
He was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II where he served from 1941 until 1946 in the 69th infantry division 271st Cannon Company. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Star City, Grady Hunting Club, 32nd degree mason with the Branchville Lodge #256, a shriner, former member of the Star City School Board and the Lincoln County School Board. He was also on the Arkansas State Board of Education for 27 years and was a member of the American Legion, Roy Jason Fish Post.
Mr. Cogbill was born on October 29, 1923 in Lincoln County to the late Thomas C. Cogbill Sr. and Mattie Williams Cogbill.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Arthur Lee Cogbill and a sister, Sallye Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Spurlock Cogbill; a son, Tom C. Cogbill III; a daughter, Leslie Cogbill Leach (Mike) of Rogers; eight grandchildren, John David Smith, Kasey Cogbill Reid, Sunny Marie Harp, Amanda Cogbill Terry, Cameron Cogbill, Tom C. “Cobi” Cogbill IV, Leeman Cogbill, and Lauren Leach; and 19 great grandchildren.
Services will be held on November 22 at 10 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City with Bro. Marcus Rogers officiating. There will be no formal visitation.
Burial will be in Drake Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Star City.