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Alton Ward Cockrell

Alton Ward Cockrell, 98 of Sanford passed away Saturday January 11, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday at Buffalo Cemetery.

 

Mr. Cockrell was born in Lee County, a son of the late Redmon E. Cockrell and Laura Rackley Cockrell. He also was preceded in death by a son Tony Cockrell.  Alton was a retired Pilot with the US Air Force, and later retired from the Employment Security Commission in Sanford.

 

Mr. Cockrell is survived by the love of his life Corinne Scott Cockrell they were married for 70 years; a son David Cockrell and wife Brenda of Sanford, daughter in law Lori Cockrell; granddaughters Christy Cockrell and Amanda Jett and husband Sam of Tennessee.

 

His love of life and people will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Special love and thanks go to two very special caregivers, Mattie and Kathy.

 

Memorials can be made to Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 W Main St, Sanford, NC 27332.


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A candle was lit in memory of Alton Cockrell

Bethany Stone Jul 16 2022 1:48 PM

A true gentleman, friend, and fellow aviator. I always looked forward to sharing a table and meal with him at our Harley H. Pope Flight, Order of Daedalian, meetings each month for almost 25 years. I remember his story about bailing out of a
P-47 over Burma behind enemy lines due to seized engine the result of the wrong oil used in the engine. He was a very humble man and always had a smile for you.

Walt Dietrich Jan 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alton Cockrell

Glenda Howington Taylor Jan 15 2020 12:00 AM

Mr. Cockrell and his wife use to always stop in the nursery at JUMC to see the kids . Wonderful people , always in my prayers. Melanie Yarborough - JUMC Nursery Director

Melanie Yarborough Jan 15 2020 12:00 AM

I will miss Alton from church and with Employment Security. He was a very nice man and a real tribute to this community. Prayers to the family

Johnny Lipscomb Jan 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alton Cockrell

Darlene Foster Jan 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alton Cockrell

Debbie Thomas Jan 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alton Cockrell

Elizabeth Tucker Jan 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alton Cockrell

Tammy Phillips Jan 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alton Cockrell

Jim Harrington Jan 13 2020 12:00 AM

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