Clyde M. Cockrell (1927 - 2013)

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Clyde Maxwell Cockrell, 85, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at his residence.
He was born in Montgomery County, Jan. 11, 1927 to the late William Madison and Ida Cundiff Cockrell. He was a member of First Church of God, a former Tussey Furniture merchant and National Bank of Cynthiana Vice President. He was a United States Navy World War II veteran, member of the Frankfort VFW and a recipient of the Kentucky Colonel.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, John William Cockrell, Carroll Cockrell, Kenneth Cockrell and Omar Cockrell.
Survivors include: his wife, Bernice Tussey Cockrell; a son, Mark (Leigh Ann) Cockrell, Harrison County; two daughters, Karen (Larry) Readnour, The Villages, Fla. and Lori (Fred) Denniston, Harrison County; seven grandchildren, Cameron (Jennifer) Readnour, Leslie (Ivan) Montoya, Brent (Stacia) Cockrell, Lindsey (Skyler) Jones, Jessica (Leo) Kearns, Beau Sanders and Eric Sanders; four great-grandchildren, Isabel Montoya, Clyde Maxwell Readnour, Brynlea Cockrell and Lia Montoya; and three special friends and caregivers, Melba Soard, Violet Infante and Genelea Spicer.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 5 at Ware Funeral Home by Pastor Earl Litman, Gary Cockrell, Randy Cockrell and the Rev. Rick Snyder. Burial was in Battle Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 1317 U.S. Hwy. 62 E, Cynthiana, KY 41031 or First Church of God, 401 N. Main St., Cynthiana, KY 41031.
Pallbearers were: Beau Sanders, Eric Sanders, Brent Cockrell, Cameron Readnour, Leo Kearns, Chris Cockrell, Richard Midden and David Bush.
Honorary pallbearers were: Ervin ""Slick"" Garrison, Charles Cutshaw, Fred Pensinger, Lee Sparks, Charles Tribble, Sam Arnold, Wayne Judy, Dr. Brian Mulberry and Dr. Don Stephens.
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Ware Funeral Home
846 U.S. Highway 27 North
Cynthiana, KY 41031
(859) 234-4000
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Published in The Cynthiana Democrat on Jan. 10, 2013
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