CHARLOTTE - Gary Boyd Cockrell, 56, died Oct. 28, 2010, at Presbyterian Hospital.
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He was born Nov. 5, 1953, in Charlotte, a son of Jean Cloninger Cockrell and the late George L. Cockrell, Sr.
Gary was a driver with Namasco Corporation for 22 years. He was an avid hunter and rider of his Harley Davidson. He was an active member of Trin-ity Church of the Nazarene where he taught Sunday School to first and second graders. Gary was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, as well as a great baseball coach and fan.
In addition to his mother Jean of Charlotte, Gary is survived by his wife, Cathy Nabers Cockrell; children, Rene Herndon and husband Greg of Gasto-nia; Dawn Cockrell of Mooresville; Coleman Cockrell of Belmont; Paige Cockrell of Charlotte; step children, Heather Nabers and Tyler Nabers, both of Charlotte; grandchildren, Peyton Herndon; Parker Herndon; and Riley Cockrell; brother, George L. Cockrell, Jr. and wife Nancy of Texas; sister, Judy Clarke of Matthews; numerous loving nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Mike Barefield officiating.
Interment will follow the service at Forest Lawn West Cemetery.
Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Gary's fellow drivers from Namasco.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 6031 Tuckaseegee Rd., Charlotte, NC 28208.
Condolences may be sent online at www.McLeanFuneral.com
McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the family of Mr. Cockrell.
McLean Funeral Directors
515 North Central Avenue Belmont, NC 28012
Published in Gaston Gazette on Oct. 30, 2010