Roland Darrell Cockman 69, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family.

  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Brown's Chapel Christian Church, with the Reverend Jeff Karnes and Reverend Mike Holyfield officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service and at other times at the home of his daughter, Rhonda.

  Darrell was a native of Moore County.   He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Darrell worked at Millikan and Standard Mineral as well as doing electrical work for many people. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially his granddaughters.  Darrell enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and canning the fresh vegetables. He was Papa Cockman to many children that were at the daycare near his home, he gave away alot of chewing gum.  Darrell’s joy was helping others, sharing his time to benefit many people.

  Darrell was a son of the late Roland Harrison and Margaret Scott Cockman and was preceded in death by   brother-in-law: Vernon Hussey.

  Darrell is survived by daughter: Rhonda Hussey and husband Pelley, of Robbins; granddaughters: Presley and Miley: sisters: Etheline Hussey, Virginia Nall and husband Steve; brothers:  Kenny Cockman, Ronnie Cockman, Stanley Cockman and wife Ginger; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

  Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Cockman  family.

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  1. Rhonda, We are very sorry for you lose of your dad… He as a great man and a friend for many years… He will be missed very much.. You are in our prayers … Much Love to you and you Family….

  2. Dear Rhonda I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious daddy. I pray for peace and comfort during this very difficult time for you, Pelly and those two precious girls. If we can do anything please don’t hesitate to ask.

  3. So sorry to hear this news of Cousin Darrell, He was a great Cousin, always smiling and happy , He loved his Family always talking about them. We had good times together at our Grandmother’s house years ago. We will miss him , May God bless and comfort yo

  4. The few times l was around Darrell resulted in a lot of good memories.Sorry I have not been around any of his family for years. I remember his 57 Fords in the early years and later ,his Mach1.Like it was stated in his obituary he was willing to do favors

  5. So sorry to here of your loss. Darrell was a special person and would do anything he could to help one out. Your family is is my thoughts and prayers.

  6. I first met Darrell when I was a young girl. I went to church with my grandma and his family went there. He was always an humble person and did everything for anybody. He wired our house when we moved here. I am so sorry for your loss. Enjoyed seeing him

  7. Condolences to the family, nobody will ever understand the dark things Darrell probably saw in his army days. We hope no one else will ever have to walk a mile in those shoes. Blessings to him, his daughter and his grand kids.

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