Funeral services for Norman Cockrell, 90, of Belton, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dossman Funeral Home Chapel in Belton with Minister Joe Baisden officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.
Mr. Cockrell died Sept. 2, 2013, at a Harker Heights nursing center. He was born July 26, 1923, in Elijah, to Roy and Laura (Oswalt) Cockrell. He moved to Bell County at a very young age.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He farmed in the Sparta Community until the Belton Dam was built. Norman never married but was a father to his family all his life.
He was a member of the Belton Church of Christ. He was inducted into the Central Texas Cowboy Ring of Honor. He was a member of the Central Texas Cattleman’s Association.
Survivors include two brothers, George and his wife, Joan Cockrell, of Oakwood and Dick and his wife, Carolyn Cockrell, of Garland; three sisters, Laura Cockrell Griffin and her husband, Lou Griffin, of Belton, Elizabeth McLane and her husband, Drayton McLane Jr., and Margaret Pazik and her husband, Tony Pazik, of Pflugerville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Belton Church of Christ, Medina Children’s Home or Cherokee Children’s Home.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton, which is in charge of arrangements.