Graveside services for Charles “Charlie” Bruce Cockerham, 78, of Palestine, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Land of Memory Cemetery with Mark Norman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster, Palestine.
Mr. Cockerham died Thursday in Palestine surrounded by his family.
He was born Sept. 8, 1934 in Italy, Texas, to William Henry Cockerham and Eva Roberta Caskey.
He was a member of Norwood Heights Baptist Church. He worked in many professions, electrician, salesman, oilfield and truck driver.
Mr. Cockerham was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Elzy and Kenny Cockerham; and a granddaughter Sarah Roberson.
He is survived by wife of 58 years, Laverne Cockerham of Palestine; daughters, Vicki Alford and husband Darrell of Palestine, Toni Roberson and husband Harold of Palestine and Rhonda Spafford of Elkhart; sister, Faye Flandry of Teague; grandchildren, Dewayne Totten, Billy Spafford, Cody Alford, Jarrod Spafford, Jordon Roberson, Casey Spafford, Jeremy Roberson, Maranda Shanks and Kayla Spafford; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dewayne Totten, Billy Spafford, Cody Alford, Jarrod Spafford, Jordon Roberson, Casey Spafford and Jeremy Roberson.
Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bailey & Foster, Palestine.
To view online, leave condolences or sign guestbook go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com