Obituary of Floyd Charles Cockrell Jr.
Floyd Charles Cockrell Jr., age 93, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at his residence in Slidell, Louisiana. Charles was born June 15, 1927 in Mashulaville, Mississippi to F. C. Cockrell Sr. and Ethel Earl Avery Cockrell. Having lost his mother at the age of three, he was raised by a loving step-mother, who he knew as Mother, Gussie Sullivan Cockrell. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pearl River, Louisiana. He enjoyed gardening, working with his flowers, and spending time with family and friends. He answered the call of this country by proudly serving in the United States Navy during the Korean War, and prior to that, he was a Merchant Marine during World War II. He drove for Continental Trailways and Greyhound for nearly forty years before retiring.
Charles is survived by one daughter, Renee Cockrell Davis; five sons, Larry Cockrell, Bob Cockrell, David Ryan, Clay Ryan, and Jeffrey Cockrell; eleven grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carrol (Jodie) F. Cockrell; one son, Ronald Joseph Cockrell; and two brothers, Russell Cockrell and Randall Cockrell.
The family would like to offer thanks and blessings to those who cared for Dad: Nurse Gwen Leitz, Nurse Betty Bishop, Dr. Serrant and his staff, Rocky with Home Instead, as well as Meredith and others with Hospice, who were all absolutely outstanding with the help and support they offered Dad and his family during his journey home.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation (adhering to social distancing guidelines) on Monday, July 27, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Audubon Funeral Home located in Slidell. A Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel with Military Honors to follow. A private burial will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Biloxi National Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Floyd Cockrell Jr., please visit Tribute Store
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