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Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home

501 W Gaines St, Lawrenceburg, TN

OBITUARY

Ernest Cockrell

April 16, 1947May 13, 2020

Ernest Samuel Cockrell, age 73 passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at his home in Ethridge, TN. He was born on April 16, 1947 in Summertown, TN. He was divorced. He retired from Murray Ohio and was of Methodist Faith. He loved yard sales, auctions, and antiques.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Lenorad Cockrell and Mother, Goldie Cockrell; Brothers, Larry Cockrell, Jimmy Cockrell, William Cockrell, Sherald Cockrell; Sisters, Ruby Cockrell Manning, Jewel Isbell.

He is survived by his Step-daughters, Sheryl Gambrell, Brenda Podruchny (Allen); Brothers, Bobby Cockrell (Wanda); Roy Cockrell (Carol Ann), Jerry Cockrell; Danny Cockrell (Debbie), Steve Cockrell; Sisters, Margie Cockrell Williams (Charles), Wanda Cockrell Moore, Linda Cockrell Bryson (Larry), Connie Cockrell Davis (Barry); Grandchildren, Cherie Weaver (Joe), Kent Gambrell (Reanna), Keith Gambrell; Great Grandchildren, Krysten, Jerrytt, Austin, Tye, Alexis, Adreanna, Jeffrey, Tommy, several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at 493 South Brace rd. in Ethridge, TN.

Services

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Susie Cockrell Haygood

May 15, 2020

He was love by so many. I remember one time when we was kids and he would become around the road going to pick up Grandma for church and that bull would be out of the pastor down there in the road and he would blow his horn at the bull and it would run into his truck he knew we was watching there was times on his way home he would stopped and checked on us before going home . Love him so much. Susie

Patricia McDonald -Larsen

May 15, 2020

I always loved to hear him pray in church- he just talked to God! He was also known as a Good Samaritan in the community. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with the family!

Barbara Howard

May 15, 2020

Ernest was a very sweet, gentle soul and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Thomas Kobeck

May 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of the passing of Ernie. He will be missed at our auctions. He sure did enjoy them.

Melissa Cunningham

May 14, 2020

Sweet Papa! He had the biggest heart. I will never forget his jokes and just sitting and talking with him. RIP. You will be missed here on Earth, but always in our heart! ❤️

Mary Ann Gambrell

May 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you at this time. May God comfort your hearts and know that Ernest is at rest and free of pain.

Bill Cook

May 14, 2020

Ernest was a big influence in my life. He showed me what it meant to be a good man and a Christian. He was the hardest worker I've ever known and helped me understand that hard work was the best way to achieve what I wanted in life. He was quick with a story, a smile and a joke and was always kind to me.
Heaven is richer today. Go rest high on that mountain Ernie, and I'll meet you in the morning.

Lynn Clark

May 14, 2020

Heaven gained a dear sweet soul. I loved shopping at his house with all his antiques. He was always so good to me all these years. He always treated everyone with respect and was the same person everyday to everyone. Prayers be with his family for this great loss. Fly high Ernie.🙏

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