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George "David" Cockman

February 13, 1951 — December 16, 2023

Bear Creek


George “David” Cockman, 72, of Bear Creek, passed away Saturday, December 16th, 2023, at his home surrounded by family and loved ones.

David was born in Chatham County on February 13th, 1951, to George Henry Cockman and Omblean Curtis Cockman. He was a machinist for Hadley Peoples for 40 years and also Cockman Machine Shop for 16 years and loved welding.

David served in the Army National Guard, he loved riding horses and working in his yard. He loved keeping busy and loved spending time with his family.

David is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara Kernstine Cockman; two sons, Cory Fox Cockman (Kaitlyn) of Bonlee, George “Davy” Cockman, Jr. (Heather) of Liberty; two daughters, Amanda Gail Frazier of Siler City, and Tina Roberts (Robbin) of Graham. David is also survived by one brother, Ronald Cockman (Doris) of Siler City, and three sisters, Debra C. Martin of Sanford, Linda C. Johnson of Siler City, and Rebecca S. Cockman (Moody) of Siler City. He is survived by six grandchildren, Mavery Cockman, Faith Huggins, Logan Hamrick, Travis Cockman, Ryan Roberts, and Ashleigh Alston; as well as three great grandchildren, Bo Hamrick, Kylan Farrell and Zayda Duggins.

David is preceded in death by his parents, George and Omblean and two siblings, Ruth Shaw, and Billy Cockman.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, December 20th, 2023, at 2 pm, at Meroney Methodist Church with burial following in church cemetery. Visitation will be an hour prior to service at Meroney’s. Officiating the service will be Reverend Linda Yow. Family would like any memorials to be sent to Meroney Methodist Church Cemetery.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home will be assisting the Cockman family.

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