MONETTA — Franklin Foy "Joe" Cockrell, 67, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at his residence.
Born in Saluda County and a son of the late Jacob Marvin and Maggie Oree Salters Cockrell, he was the husband of Mary Ann Bradley Cockrell. Mr. Cockrell was a retired veteran having served 20 years in the US Navy and he was a master woodcrafter.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Bradley Cockrell; three daughters, Carol Wingfield (Troy) of Greenville, Deana Crawford (Billy) of Irmo and Vanessa Stone (Michael) of Aiken; two brothers, Tony Cockrell and Johnny Cockrell both of Batesburg; two sisters, Marlene Vereen and Sheila Trull both of Greenwood; seven grandchildren, Madeline, Genevieve and Lauren Pittman, Dustin and Alison Enlow and Melinda and Ethan Stone.
A Celebration of life will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 506 Mt. Pleasant Road, Monetta, SC 29105. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a covered dish.
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