Leonard N. Cockrum

February 24, 1933 - March 27, 2019

Leonard Nyrae Cockrum of Plano, Texas passed away on March 27, 2019 at the age of 86. He was born on February 24, 1933 to Jimmy D. and Marcena (Wages) Cockrum in Bayou Meto, Arkansas. Leonard married Betty Lou Kingman on May 14, 1951 in Malvern, Arkansas.

Leonard proudly served his country in the United States Navy on the USS Valley Forge during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Rockwell Collins for many years and retired as a production manager. Leonard was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Plano and served in several areas. In addition, he proudly volunteered with many different organizations including: Helping Hands at First Baptist Church of Plano, Salvation Army, Wylie Christian Care Center, Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls, Texas Baptist Men, Bill Glass Prison Ministry, and visiting with those who were homebound.

Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Betty Cockrum of Plano, Texas; daughters, Paula McDaniel and husband, James of Ft. Worth, Texas and Mary Barr of Pottsboro, Texas; son-in-law, Charles Powell of Dallas, Texas; grandsons, Aaron Anderson of Plano, Texas and Jason Fondren of Ft. Worth, Texas; granddaughters, Candace Barr and husband, Nick Wallace of Pensacola, Florida and Tera Andrews and husband, Bryan of Wylie, Texas; brother, Larry Davis and wife, Vicki of Little Rock, Arkansas; sister, Kathy Carlisle and husband, Bruce of Benton, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Cindy Davis of New Ulm, Texas; great-granddaughters, Amelia Andrews, Eleanor Andrews and Olivia Wallace; and numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy Cockrum and Fred and Marcena Davis; his son, Leonard N. Cockrum, Jr.; his daughter, Linda Anderson; his brothers, Phil Davis and Jimie Cockrum; and his sister, Madolyn Wiley.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 1301 E. 15th St., Plano, Texas 75074.

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I'll miss you my love until we meet again. Betty Cockrum, April 24, 2019 We love you Uncle Leonard and Aunt Betty, knowing Uncle Leonard is with his Savior Jesus brings comfort. Knowing Aunt Betty will not be left alone, but surrounded by loving family and a Heavenly Father that loves her so much, brings peace to our hearts. We will be with you again Uncle Leonard when the Savior calls. Thank you for always leaving the light on and your arms open wide for Martin young or old, he loves you very much. Love,
Martin & Anna Kingman , April 5, 2019 I am so very sorry to hear of Lenord's passing. I am praying for you and the family during these difficult times. Sharon Luxton Blackwood, April 4, 2019 I'm so sad to hear of Mr. Cockrum's passing. Though it has been a great number of years since the family moved from Glenwick Drive, I do remember all of them. It's never easy, but know that prayers are lifted for one and all. Speak of him with love, laugh at the memories and know that the pain will ease, even if it never completely disappears. Kaye Hagler, April 1, 2019 On behalf of Carepath Hospice…we offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the dearly departed. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. God bless each and every one of you during this time of grief and sorrow. Respectfully, Lynn Coolman – Bereavement Coordinator, Carepath Healthcare – (Pastoral Care Team) for Family Support. Lynn Coolman, March 29, 2019 You were a wonderful brother, always encouraging us in life, a true servant and godly man. We loved you very much. Kathy & Bruce, March 28, 2019