Charles “C.W.” Cockman, 81, resident of Mayflower, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012.
He was born February 5, 1931 in Mountain Valley, Ark. to the late Charles Augusta Cockman, and the late Opal Lee Graves Cockman.
Mr. Cockman served in the U.S. Marines. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and earned medals in National Defense Service, Korean Service, and United Nations Service. Mr. Cockman was a telephone technician for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 38 years. He was proud of being a music director for many churches in the area.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Cockman.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Pat Cockman of Mayflower; two daughters, Tracey Williams and husband Paul, of East End, and Valerie Andrews and husband Warren of Mayflower; 4 grandchildren, Tyler and Shelby Ryals, both of Mayflower, and Bailey and Ben Williams, both of East End.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Roller-Ballard Funeral Home Chapel in Benton (501-315-4047), with Brother Clarence Shell officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park in Alexander.
Visitation will be Monday, April 2, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.