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Bobby Gray Cockrill

Mabelvale, AR, 1942 - 2022

Bobby Gray Cockrill, 80, of Mabelvale, left this earth on September 7, 2022. He was born on March 8, 1942 to the late Johnnie and Mildred Balch Cockrill in Newport, Ark.
Bobby Joined the U.S. Army in 1959 and served in Korea. After his tour of duty, he enjoyed several different career choices from agriculture to the airplane industry. His love of driving eventually led him to a career as a truck driver for Batesville Casket Company, retiring from there in 2005.
He was an avid hot rod and car collector and could be found most days tinkering with his collection of old cars, enjoying the company of friends or just relaxing, listening to his favorite music or watching an old Western.
Bobby is survived by his wife of 21 years, Betty Cockrill; son, Todd (Amy) Cockrill; grandchildren, John Hayden, Zachary, and Jessica; stepsons, Shane (Tammy) Marks and Wade Marks.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 12th, at Ashby Funeral Home 108 W. Narroway in Benton, 10-11 a.m.
Chapel services at Ashbys will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday after visitation with Bro. Rick Porter officiating. Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery 21207 McPherson Road in Mabelvale, Ark. 72103.
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Published September 10, 2022

Ashby Funeral Home
108 West Narroway, Benton, AR
Phone: 501-778-2544