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.
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.