Allen Curtis Cockrell

Published 5:57 pm Thursday, November 21, 2019

ORANGE, Texas — Mr. Allen Curtis Cockrell, 70, passed away Nov. 14, 2019, at The Hermitage Northern Virginia in Alexandria, Va.

Allen was born on July 24, 1949, in Starkville, the son of Bonnie Tisdale Cockrell and the late Robert Franklin Cockrell.

Allen was a veteran of the Texas Air National Guard and worked as a lab analyst for DuPont for 38 years. He enjoyed scuba diving, collecting firearms, fishing and building a computer. He was an avid reader.

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His niece Melissa was his pride and joy. He was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Cockrell. Graveside services were Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at 2 p.m. from Cairo Cemetery with Dr. James Towery officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Bonnie T. Cockrell of Alexandria, Va.; a brother, Roger Cockrell (Anna Lisa) of Falls Church, Va.; and his niece, Melissa Cockrell of Falls Church, Va.

Honorary Pallbearers were Cathy Paynter, Beverly Smith, David Scott, Wally McGee, Steve Musemeche, Charlene Walker, Debbie Derrick, George Moore, and Barbie Low. Memorials may be made to Cairo Cemetery Fund, c/o Judy Chrismond, 23225 Hwy 50 West, West Point, MS 39773.

Visitation followed the service at the church Fellowship Hall.

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