Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
5:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Thursday, July 13, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)
Funeral services for Joe Raymond Cockrell, age 69 of Grayson, will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 13, 2023, from the sanctuary of Cross Roads Baptist Church with Bro. Shane Duke and Bro. Tommy Prince officiating. Interment will follow in the Cross Roads Cemetery under direction of Riser & Son Funeral Home of Columbia. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. at the church.
Joe Raymond Cockrell was born on July 21, 1953, at Mansfield , LA to the union of his parents, James Horace Cockrell and Jo Dell Edburg and he passed from this life on July 8, 2023, at Willis Knighten Medical Center in Shreveport following an extended illness.
Joe was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and loved his family immensely. He loved chatting with the guys at Dukes Hardware in Columbia. He graduated from Texas A & M University with a Bachelors of Science Degree and participated in many different things in life. He was an active member of Holum Baptist Church and his former church Cross Roads Baptist. He served as a Sunday School teacher and even taught in the public school system. He was preceded in death by his parents, by his son, Lester Cockrell and his brother, James Cockrell.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Karen Yarbrough Cockrell of Grayson; five sons: Jacob Lee Cockrell of Colorado, Jerry Michael Cockrell, Anthony "Tony" Cockrell, R. J. Cockrell and Issac Cockrell, all of Grayson; his daughters: Rachel Cockrell, Lorie Cockrell, Makayla Cockrell and Sarah Cockrell, all of Grayson; his brothers, Jay Dee Cockrell of Jauquin, Texas and John Cockrell of Prosper, Texas; his beloved grandchildren, Gabriel Cockrell and Isabella Cockrell.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Boyd, Ray Braddock, Tim Yarbrough, Darrell Yarbrough, Reuel Yarbrough, Stacy Yarbrough, Tracy Yarbrough and Zachary Maudsley. Honorary pallbearers include Ricky Hatten, Tony Wyant, and Howard Hogg.