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Cockrell, Perry Franklin

Perry Franklin Cockrell

Location: M-Harris

Born: January 24, 1881 Hill County, Texas

Died: July 11, 1968 Waco, McLennan County, Texas

Son of Willis M. Cockrell and Frances L. Sims

Parents:
Willis M. Cockrell (1837 – 1907)
Frances L. Cockrell (1842 – 1892)

Spouse:
Tennie Nevada Tyra Cockrell (1882 – 1964)

Children:
Lena Frances Cockrell Gregory (1905 – 1988)
Fleda Cockrell Bradbury (1907 – 1980)
Letha Naomi Cockrell McGee (1918 – 1996)

Perry Franklin Cockrell, 87, of 1717 Clark, died at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday in a local hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Connally Chapel, Rev. Roy Smith officiating.  Burial will be in China Springs Cemetery.
Survivors:  five daughters:  Mrs. Lena Gregory of 1719 Clark Street, Mrs. Leda (Fleda) Bradbury of Tokio, Mrs. Letha McGee of Los Gotas, CA; two sons: Thomas Cockrell of 3804 N. 20th and Douglas Cockrell of Rt. 1, Aquilla; 33 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great, great, great grandchild.

Perry Franklin Cockrell, 87 of Waco was pronounced dead at Providence Hospital just after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Justice of the Peace Joe Johnson ruled that Cockrell died of self-inflicted razor blade wounds of the neck.

Police patrolman, Donald Williams said a daughter of Cockrell, Mrs. Lena Gregory, told  him she found her father lying in a pool of blood on his front porch about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Williams said he found a double edged razor blade nearby.

She reported that she had visited her father at his home about 8 a.m. Thursday, left and was returning when her father came to the porch and fell.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Connally Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roy Smith officiating. Burial will be in China Spring Cemetery.

 

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