Wilford Wilson Cockrell

Published 4:30 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Wilford Wilson Cockrell was born Feb.12,1936, died on Oct. 4. He was 85 years old.

Preceded in death is his father, Charlie Cockrell; mother, Minnie L.Hearn Cockrell; brother Charles N. Cockrell; sisters, Gracie M. Emfinger and Aileen Brooks; son Pete Deckard; daughter Terrie M. Deckard.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary (Janie) Cockrell; daughter, Cynthia A Porter(Doug); sons James W. Cockrell and Clay A. Cockrell; sisters Lora Wilson (Windy) and Flora Allison; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers are retired and active firefighters, Bill Field Jr.

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Honorary pallbearers are Charles Riles, Dr. Dan Edney, Heather Anderson and the Vicksburg Fire Department. Funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Ave. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.