Jim Roe Cockerell Sr.


70, of Louisville, KY, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Norton Hospital.

He was a native of Spencer county, and always loved farming. He was a retired sewing machine operator for Riney Bedding Co., where he worked for 14 years. He loved to fish and tend to his garden; and was an excellent carpenter.

He is predeceased by his loving wife of 30 years, Arlene S. Cockerell.

Survivors include his daughter, Patricia Redfern; his sons, Jimmy R. Cockerell Jr. (Margaret), Dwayne Cockerell (Diane), Timothy Cockerell (Karen) and Ernest Cockerell (Jenny); sister, Cynthia Smith; brother, Bob Cockerell Sr; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and his dear brother-in-law, Bernard Stayton.

Funeral services will be held Monday at noon at J.B. Ratterman & Sons, 2114 West Market Street, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, and 1-8 p.m. Sunday.


Funeral Home

J.B. Ratterman & Sons - Portland
2114 West Market Street Louisville, KY 40212
(502) 776-4661

Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 4, 2013