Bobby Gray Cockrill

September 14, 2022

Bobby Gray Cockrill, 80, of Mabelvale, left this earth on Sept. 7, 2022.

He was born on March 8, 1942, to Johnnie & Mildred Cockrill in Newport, Arkansas

Bobby joined the US Army in 1959 serving in Korea. After his tour of duty, he enjoyed several different career choices from agriculture to the airplane industry. His love of driving eventually leading him to a career as a truck driver for Batesville Casket and 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 an old western.

Bobby is survived by his wife of 21 years Betty Cockrill (Howard); his son Todd (Amy) Cockrill; Grandchildren, John Hayden, Zachary and Jessica; Step son's Shane (Tammy) Marks and Wade Marks.

He was preceded in death by his parents Johnnie and Mildred Cockrill.

Visitation was from 10-11am, September 12, 2022 at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton, AR, with funeral services following at 11am and burial at McPherson Cemetery in Mabelvale, AR.