Cockrell, Cason

Cason Garret Cockrell

November 16, 1999 - May 16, 2020

Cason Garret Cockrell of Frisco, Texas passed away on May 16, 2020 at the age of 20. He was born on November 16, 1999 to Garret Dean and Neeli Laine (Sugg) Cockrell in Dallas, Texas.  Cason grew up in Frisco, Texas where he graduated from Frisco Liberty High School in 2018.  He attended Texas Tech University and majored in business where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.  Cason enjoyed watching sports.

He is survived by his parents, Garret Dean Cockrell, Jr. and wife, Kristin of Frisco, Texas and Neeli Smith and husband, Ramon of Carrollton, Texas; brother, Jensen Cockrell; sisters, Kennedy Cockrell, Samantha Smith and Lauren McMahon; grandparents, Jim and Cindy Sugg; grandparents, Garret Cockrell, Sr. and Marsha Cockrell; great grandparents, Doris and Joe Davis and Lavesta Graham; and a host of other loving family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2020 at Preston Trail Community Church, 8055 Independence Pkwy, Frisco, Texas 75035. In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only 350 guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service and wearing a mask is required.

Following the funeral service, a procession will make its way to Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013, for a committal service where all are invited to attend the committal service by standing at a minimum distance of 20 feet from the tent and 6 feet apart from one another to comply with social distancing directives or you may remain in your vehicle. You will be able to listen to the service through speakers set up at the gravesite.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories and expressions of sympathy on Cason’s obituary page at the TJMfuneral.com. 

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Cason, thank you for always being so caring, loving, and kind to everyone. Love you, forever and always. Derek, June 3, 2020 I had not spoken to Cason in a very long time but we went to Rosemeade together during grade school. He was one of the first boys I ever liked. He was such a bright light, a comedian, and one of the sweetest boys I ever met. We even dated for a small period of time in 5th grade. He was also so kind to me and I continued to look back on our relationship (romantic and friendly) and be grateful. Grateful that even at such a young age he knew how to treat women and be kind to people. My heart aches knowing someone I loved once is gone but he is never forgotten.
Ashley Anderson, May 26, 2020 I went to middle school and high school with Cason. We were never incredibly close, but we shared many classes together. He was always so kind, and friendly to talk to when nobody else was. He has the most contagious smile and I hope up in Heaven he is making some angels smile too. Katie, May 26, 2020 I was Cason’s Speech teacher at Liberty! Cason was one of a kind and a student I could never forget! He was funny, smart, thoughtful, and genuine! I was beyond sad to hear the news of his passing as this world NEEDED Cason in it! No doubt he touched everyone around him and gave so much joy to all who knew him. My deepest condolences to your family! Sincerely, Cissy Blaisure Cissy Blaisure, May 25, 2020 When Cason was in elementary school, he used to help me in the office at Big D Lumber. He would always ask if I had any mail that needed to go out because he liked to use the postage meter. As he got older, he would file away invoices for me. He was always willing to help me out. Cason, Rest in Heavenly Peace until we meet again. Janet , May 22, 2020 I taught English at Liberty, I will always remember Cason for his smile, which was always quick to light up a room, and his laugh, which was contagious. He was such a charismatic person, and I truly enjoyed having him in the classroom, and am grateful to have known Cason. To his family, my deepest condolences. Coach Spear Rachael Spear, May 22, 2020 Cason, I love you and thank you for always being so real and so kind to everyone. This world’s light got a little dimmer today. May you rest with our Father and save a spot in heaven for us. With love from Austin, Texas.
Isaac Ramirez, May 22, 2020 Garret, Kristin, Jensen and Kennedy, My heart has been so heavy since Saturday; I can not even imagine how you are feeling. I am praying for peace and comfort during this tragic time. Rest In Peace Cason. Tami B, May 22, 2020 I will be forever grateful that I was blessed to know Cason. He made my life brighter from the day I met him. Words can’t explain how much he will be missed by everyone. He is loved by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the people closest to him. Ashley Abare, May 22, 2020 I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless your family. Mitzi and Jeff Ford, May 22, 2020 We are heartbroken for your loss that words can not express…Cason was such a very kind soul, a true gentleman and a wonderfully good friend to our daughter, Ali. He will be greatly missed. Sending our heartfelt prayers for comfort and peace to all his family and friends.
Gina & Clark Smilie, May 22, 2020 Garrett, all of us at Dazzling Homes feel deeply sorry for your loss. Monick Gandhi/ DJ, May 22, 2020 Cason really is a sweet soul. My best friend since childhood, and I’m so glad he was apart of my life. He always knew how to have fun, and thoroughly just enjoy life with all its ups and downs. He completed my childhood as that neighbor you know you could just walk in and just hang out, or if you were bored then Cason would know what to do to pass the time. I love you like a brother, Cason. God Bless, and rest easy. Seth Blackard, May 21, 2020 I’m so blessed to have grown up with you Cason. You’ll forever be in my heart. I love you and miss you. A beautiful soul is watching over us now.
Allison Villareal, May 21, 2020 I love you. I wish you were here. I miss you.
Creighton Holland, May 21, 2020 Our family is so deeply saddened by the loss of your precious son. Please know that you do not grieve alone. You are surrounded by love of fellow parents and friends who are wishing you comfort and peace. The Attmore Family, May 21, 2020 Rest In Peace CC. Thank you for being such an amazing friend to me. You were the funniest, most kind & caring soul I have ever known. We laughed, cried, danced, sang and most of all... LOVED the Cowboys, together. I will never forget you Cason. Thank you for making life fun. I love you forever.
Torie Galvan, May 21, 2020 I am thinking and praying for your family during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you. Love and Prayers, Carol Markwalter (mother of Daniel Gross - fraternity brother of Cason's) Carol Markwalter, May 21, 2020 Sending love and peace to you.
Bruce and Nancy Mitchell, May 21, 2020 I'm praying for peace for your whole family. I was Cason's 8th grade English teacher at Vandeventer. He brought me so much joy as his teacher and especially at the start of last school year when he came by to say hi. He was warm and confident and happy in who he was becoming. It was an honor to know him. Pam Entzminger, May 21, 2020 We're so sorry for your loss and continued prayers for each of you. Dehnisch Family, May 21, 2020 I didn’t know Cason that well, but I knew he was one of the most amazing people I could’ve ever encountered. He loved everybody with the biggest heart he could. He will be missed immensely. Madi Ruggiero , May 21, 2020 Cason, There are so many memories that I will remember for the rest of my life. You were such an incredible person to be around and the energy you brought with you will never be matched. I thank you for being you, and for being a great friend. I’ll definitely miss hearing from you man. You will be missed by all. God bless you, God bless your family, and God bless anyone else who has been lucky enough to meet you in their lifetime. Until next time brotha, Scott. Scott, May 20, 2020 Thank you for being the best neighbor and friend I could ask for and the brightest light in the room, love you Cason.
Keegan Williams, May 20, 2020 I send all my peace & love to Casons family during this time. It is so clear how special Cason was to all those around him. May his spirit live on forever, & may everyone find the beauty in celebrating the wonderful life he lived. Blair Kelly , May 20, 2020 Kristen and Garret, Cason was like another son to me and a permanent fixture in our home over the years. I will miss his demeanor and his good manners. I am greatly saddened with the loss of this young man. Charlie Capers, May 20, 2020 I went to Vandeventer with Cason and while we weren't the closest, the most important thing I remember about him was that all he ever wanted to do was to make the people around him smile. He was bright, kind, and considerate. We won't forget you, Cason. May you rest in peace.
Jane Park, May 20, 2020 Cason you will be in my heart forever. You were so loved and I am blessed to have called you one of my good friends. Thank you for always being there for me no matter what, no matter what time it was. Thank you for always making me laugh. And thank you for always being you. You were such a bright light. I will cherish our memories forever. I love you Caso. Taylor Krause, May 20, 2020 Cason was truly the best person ever. He was such a light in everyone’s lives and was an absolute goofball. I am SO blessed to have 8 years of friendship with Cason. I know you are looking after every single one of us & I can’t wait until we meet again! Fly high buddy. I love you forever and always C. Ali Smilie , May 20, 2020 My heart and prayers are with your family right now. It was a blessing to have been friends with Cason and his light will continue to shine on everyone he’s ever known. Mady daddario, May 20, 2020 Cason made such a positive impact on me the few times we hung out and that’s something special I never forgot and never will. He was always so noticeably happy which I admired and will take with me the rest of my life! Heaven just got a whole lot more fun. Until we meet again, kat <3 Kat Frawley, May 20, 2020 I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Brian bahe , May 20, 2020 Words cannot describe the devastation and sadness I feel for you all. Cason was the happiest, sweetest and one of the most caring guys I have met at college. He went out of his way to be there for his friends. I am forever grateful for the kindness he showed me and that I was able to get to know him and be friends. My sincerest condolences,
Raegan Smith, May 20, 2020 Love you forever, Cason! I will never forget our fun memories together. McKayla Smith, May 20, 2020 Garrett, Kristen, Jensen and Kennedy - our family is heartbroken for your loss. We are thinking of you and are here for you!! The Monell Family, May 20, 2020 I feel lucky to have just known Cason as his middle school counselor. His smile and laughter was the best! I loved your entire family! Please accept my sincerest condolences. Susan Delarosa (Ms. Harris), May 20, 2020 The lessons you taught me, I will cherish forever. I love you so much brother. I promise to live and love in your name. John Roach III, May 20, 2020 Our heart is heavy with the loss of Cason. As neighbors we watched him grow into a young man and feel a part of our family has been lost. We look to Jesus Christ our savior for comfort and peace for this family that you know you are not alone. We love you guys and continue to pray for you. Cason may you shed light on your family from the heavens above. Bobby & Shirley Phillips, May 20, 2020 My family and I can’t even begin to understand the loss you are feeling. God blessed the Cockrell family and Cason’s friends with the gift of sharing time with him in the short time he was here. May he bring you peace and great memories every day for the rest of your lives. Brian Litchko, May 20, 2020 My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family in this dark hour. May God give you strength and comfort as you go forward.
Dave Epley, May 20, 2020 Cason was full of life and radiated joy every time I was around him. He always had that about him. He could make a stranger feel like he’s been friends with them for years. I remember feeling this exact way when I first met Cason and thinking this is the coolest and most genuine person I had ever met in my life. Cason would step into a room and instantly fill the room with happiness and laughter and to the people around him. Love you brother. My heart goes out to you all. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Mitchell Haynes, May 20, 2020 God you must have needed a Sweet Angel ...Amen.
Debbie Sugg, May 20, 2020 Cason talked to me when I was choosing what fraternity to rush. He was a nice welcoming guy who made me feel welcome. I’m so sorry for your loss and I wish to honor him on Friday.
David Spiritoso, May 19, 2020 You were a great brother and always knew how to brighten up the room. I hope to see you again one day on the other side. Trace Jerrett, May 19, 2020 Sending love and prayers to you and your family. May God bless you all. Ron Lewis, May 19, 2020 Cason was an incredibly bright soul. He never failed to put a smile on everyones face. Anybody who had the pleasure of being around Cason understands what an honor it is to have known him. My deepest condolences go out to Cason’s family along with those who are close to him. Stefanie Favaro, May 19, 2020 We are so sorry for your loss and pray for God's comfort during this very difficult time. Raymond and Lisa McNeme, May 19, 2020 I'm a better person because I knew you. Thank you for being the best friend a girl could ask for. I love you forever, fly high angel.
Caroline Durham, May 19, 2020 Garret and family, I’m so so sorry for your loss. Prayers always. Love you all,
Janet Funderburk-Groomer, May 19, 2020 Cason and my son Seth were great buddies. They were so much fun to watch grow up together. Cason had a wonderful wit about him. Always polite and he and Seth hung out a lot. I loved Cason and his family. Wonderful neighbors, wonderful people, and great memories.
Todd Blackard, May 19, 2020 Thank you for being my first friend when I moved to Frisco and for being a blessing in all the lives you touched. I am forever grateful for five years of friendship and endless laughs. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Until we meet again,
Payton Reynolds, May 19, 2020 I'll never forget all the fun memories we shared growing up together. You always made everyone laugh and smile. I'll miss you friend. Collin McNeme, May 19, 2020 Thank you for all of the amazing memories. Love you always Cason.
Maria Anaya, May 19, 2020 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Marroquin Family, May 19, 2020 I have so much love to give to this family. I can never begin to imagine how bad you guys are feeling right now and I want you guys to know how much he was loved!! You guys are an amazing family and I hope you guys can find peace one day.
Cassidy Ucherek, May 19, 2020 Cason was a constant reminder of the good in the world. I am deeply saddened by this loss. I pray that God wraps his arms around his family and friends bringing them comfort and peace. Love you Bro! Kandy Stevens, May 19, 2020 So incredibly sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.
Phil Elias, May 19, 2020 Neeli, Words can’t adequately describe how sorry I am for the loss of your precious boy. Sending you- and all of Cason’s family and friends- prayers and so much love. Jessica Evans, May 19, 2020 So sorry for your loss. If you need ANYTHING please do not hesitate. Our family is here for you. Stavenhagen family, May 19, 2020 Neeli and Ramon- I am truly sorry and heartbroken for you and Cason’s entire family! Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! Cason really was a light when I was around him and he will be missed! Love you guys.
Michelle Lively, May 19, 2020 Freshman year of college I got to meet Cason. He was one of my pledge brother and he ended up becoming one of my best friends. He was a light in my life and never failed to make me laugh or failed to pick me up when I was down and always was there to talk to me. He was supposed to be my Roomate this year and we’re going to have a missing piece in that house for as long as I live, there will be a missing piece in my life for as long as I live. I’m so blessed to have met this man and I am forever grateful that he was brought into my life. I love you Cason, I’ll see you on the other side and we will celebrate when we do.
Blake Brewster, May 19, 2020
Marsha I am deeply sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family. God bless you all! Mary Bitela, May 19, 2020 Although I did not know you I feel so much grief for the loss of such a young life. I pray that God wraps his loving arms around all of your loved ones during this difficult time. Rest In Peace young man.
Kim Russell, May 19, 2020 I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Mandy Deaver Castilow, May 19, 2020 Cason was an amazing, fun-loving soul who lit up every room he walked in. He was loved and adored by everyone who had the blessing to meet him. Sending my deepest condolences to the Cockrell Family. Rachael, May 19, 2020 I love you so much. Thank you for being you Cason. For every single laugh, every memory, all the love you gave in this friendship. We will cherish your name, your legacy, your smile forever. Until we meet again C.
Alessia Fernandez, May 19, 2020 Cason you were so loved. I will miss you tremendously. Madeline Clark, May 19, 2020 Neeli and Garret I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for all of you! You will be in my thoughts and prayers daily. Tanya Strauss, May 19, 2020 Truly the brightest person ever. I cant wait to see you again goofball. I love you & I’ll miss you forever.
ali smilie , May 19, 2020 You were such a sweet soul, an amazing person. I wish I had the pleasure of getting to know you better. Rest easy Cason, you will be missed.
Jordan Starkey, May 19, 2020 To Cason, I’m so sorry you’re gone. I miss you so much. I know you are in a better place and are watching over us. You spread joy wherever you went. You put a smile on my face every time I saw you. I know we won’t be spending Christmas together or going to Jess’s wedding, but that’s okay because your spirit will always be here. I can’t imagine how hard it is for your family because it was hard to lose my best friend. So many people are keeping you in their prayers. I went to church on Sunday and the priest was talking about how it’s so hard to say bye to your loved ones and then he talked about how I should open my heart to happiness, joy, and forgiveness. When hearing that I knew it was a sign from you, to continue life like you are here beside me, to be kind to others. I’ve stopped crying, but I constantly think about you. Everything I do from now on is for you. I will work hard to be kind to others, to meet new people, and to show them how life is with you. I love you with all of my heart and know that I will visit you whenever I have the chance and need someone to talk to. You will forever be my best friend.
Theresa Nguyen, May 19, 2020
Oh Marsha, I’m so sorry for the loss of your grandson. I know there are no words to help with the pain. Lord Jesus I pray peace and comfort to this family during this time.
Sherry Hyatt Gray, May 19, 2020 Neeli, my heart is with you. There are no words to take the pain away, but I am here for you always. May your precious son rest easy. Hillary Nelson , May 19, 2020 Cason I remember how excited Marsha was when she told us she was going to be a grandmother. You will always be your Nana’s Angel. My heart is broken for Marsha, LaVesta, Garret & family. You are gone too soon. LaDaina Hyatt Pampa Texas
LaDaina Hyatt, May 19, 2020 So very sorry for your loss, my prayers are with all of you.
Cynthia Edwards, May 19, 2020 RIP Cason, thoughts and prayers to family.
Linda Bailey, May 19, 2020 You made life a whole lot sunnier, Cason. We miss you greatly. My heart goes out to his family & friends. Annabel Rejzovic, May 19, 2020 Words cannot express how heartbroken we are for all of you. Cason was a sweet young man who always had a smile and a wave for us. Keeping your family in our continued prayers. Lori Sheffieck , May 19, 2020 We are so very sorry for your loss and are praying for your family during this painful time. It is so clear how very loved Cason is by so many people. The Shippy Family, May 19, 2020 Our deepest sympathy on your unexpected loss. Jeff and Gina Reynolds, May 19, 2020 Cason made everyone laugh and smile every single day. He was such a wonderful person to be around and touched the lives of many. He will be missed and he will never be forgotten. Daria, May 19, 2020 I am truly sorry for your loss. Sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way.
Kelly Barnes, May 19, 2020 Sending my deepest, condolences and prayers to the family. I pray that God will comfort you during this very difficult time.
Joanna Copeland Shropshire , May 19, 2020 Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.
Jeffery,Lalania,Brien,Sidney Richard, May 19, 2020 Cason was the first friend I made at Liberty when I moved schools junior year. He was the nicest & happiest person I’d ever met. We would eat lunch in Kandy’s room every single day. Cason made every room he walked into much brighter & happier. Rest easy.
Khalei , May 19, 2020 Love you always, Cason. Thank you for all the smiles and laughs. I’ll never forget you.
Natalie Miniatas, May 19, 2020 Love you forever, Cason. Till we meet again buddy. Brynne Bristow, May 19, 2020 I love you so much Cason, thank you for loving me.
Gillian, May 19, 2020 We are truly sorry for your terrible loss. Our collective hearts ache for you and your family.
Steven Gundy & Family, May 19, 2020 We are so sorry for your loss. Cason made an incredible impact on all of those he met. My nieces, Samantha and Lauren, love their brother dearly and I know he will be missed. The Madzia’s
Marlo Madzia, May 19, 2020 Every time I was with you, you always lit up the room with a great, big smile. I hope you do the same for the ones that you are with now. Love you buddy, Murray Murray McArthur, May 19, 2020 Garret, there are no words that can express the sorrow I feel for your loss. You have my deepest sympathies, and you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely,
Ken Smithhart, May 19, 2020