Willie Robert Cockman

August 7, 1953 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Willie Cockman Obituary

Mr. Willie Robert Cockman, 70, of Sanford entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 in Moncure, North Carolina.

Willie Robert Cockman was born on August 7, 1953, to the late Emma Leggett and Joe Cockman. 

Willie attended Union Pines High School in Cameron, NC, where he graduated.

Willie was raised going to church at First Baptist Church located in Cameron, NC. He was a well-known native of Cameron. Willie drove trucks and hauled logs for a living. His love for driving trucks began around the age of sixteen. He loved talking about driving his trucks to anybody who would listen. He never met a stranger.

Willie was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, two brothers, Joe Cockman and Marvin Leggett, and a brother-in-law, Hosea “Jr” Griffin.

Willie leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of twenty-two years, Mrs Cynthia Cockman, of the home; three stepchildren, James Griffin, Charlene Griffin, and Antonio Griffin, all of Sanford, NC; two favorite granddaughters, Jaden Brown (Nova Jean) and Renae Griffin of Sanford; a favorite nephew, Hosea “Joe” Snipes; a favorite niece, Courtney Frye of Carthage, NC; several great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; four cousins, Darlene Leggett and Marie Russell both of Hoffman, NC, Harold Leggett of NY, and Richard McCrimmon of Sanford; an aunt, Reverend Annie Mae McCrimmon; and other relatives and friends.

Please keep the family and friends of Mr. Willie Robert Cockman in your thoughts and prayers. 

Arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Sanford, North Carolina.


VIEWING: Sunday, January 28, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
FUNERAL SERVICE: Sunday, January 28, 2024, at 1:00 PM

Both will be held at: Cameron Elementary School, 2636 NC Hwy 24-27, Cameron, NC 28326

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January 28, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cameron Elementary School
2636 NC Hwy 24-27
Cameron, NC 28326

Funeral Service
January 28, 2024

1:00 PM
Cameron Elementary School
2636 NC Hwy 24-27
Cameron, NC 28326

Interment following funeral service
January 28, 2024

Stone Family Cemetery
814 Bryant Road
Cameron, NC 28326


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