ANSON, TEX., MAY 24, 1999 —
Clifton ‘Tim’ Cockrell, 85, died Sunday at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with
the Rev. Lee Welch officiating. Burial will be in Fairview
Cemetery at Tuxedo, directed by Lawrence-Adams Funeral Home.
Mr. Cockrell was born in Amarillo and attended school in
Estancia, N.Mex. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the
Bataan Death March. He moved to Anson in 1974 and worked as a
national cemetery superintendent. He was a member and deacon at
First Baptist Church and a member of American Ex-Prisoners of
War, Disabled American Veterans and American Defenders of Bataan
and Corregidor. He married Traleta DeBusk in 1946 in Santa Fe,
Survivors include his wife, of Anson; one son, John Clifton
Cockrell of Anson; and one brother, Clinton ‘Mike’ Cockrell.