Ronald Gene Cockrel

September 10, 1933October 10, 2021

Ronald G. Cockrel, age 88, of Woodstock, Ga. passed away to be with his Heavenly Father on October 10, 2021. He is survived by his son, Donald Cockrel, daughter-in-law Suzanne Cockrel, and grandson Zack Cockrel. Ron was born in Joppa Illinois on September 10, 1933. He was a Veteran with 2 years spent in the Army. Ron graduated from the University of Missouri with a Forestry Degree. He was predeceased by his sister Pat Dyer and loved wife Margaret Ellen Cockrel. Before moving to Woodstock following the passing of Margaret, Ron lived in Rome, Georgia for 20 years where he worked at Georgia Pacific International Paper Corporation. Ron was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Rome. While living in Woodstock he attended First Baptist Roswell. Ron volunteered his time to help in Hospice, teaching Sunday School, loved nature, being outdoors, enjoyed hiking with friends, and loved being with his family. Ron will be remembered by many as being very kind and a loving man with a gentle soul. Ron resides at Daniel’s Funeral Home 901 East 2nd Avenue, Rome, Ga. 30161. A graveside service honoring the life of Ron will be held Friday, October 15, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens 2549 Shorter Avenue NW, Rome Georgia 30165. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Cockrel family.


  • Graveside Service, Oaknoll Cemetery Mausoleum

    Friday, October 15, 2021


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Jane Studard

October 15, 2021

I became acquainted with Ron when he attended Rome First United Methodist Church. I remember him as a kind , caring man. He always thought of others and wanted to know if you were okay. Once he left Rome he continued to be on my Christmas card list. That will be a bit of sadness this season when I must skip his name.

Judy Dietz

October 15, 2021

Ron was a good neighbor to people in Woodstock and will be missed.

Dennis Cockrel

October 15, 2021

Remembering all the good times we had at all the family dinners. It was always so good to talk to during good times and bad. I will sadly miss my wonderful kind cousin!!


David Matheny

October 15, 2021

Donald and to all the Cockrel Family,
I was very fortunate to have met your dear father at Rome First United Methodist Church after moving back to Rome. We attended the Men's Prayer Breakfast and sang in the Chancel Choir.
I can personally attest to Ron's Devotion to his Lord and Savior, and his Character revealed the depth of faith that he placed in Jesus Christ. Such a gentle man willing to serve those who called on him...His volunteering in Hospice Visitation meant so much to my Dad, who was cared for by Heyman Hospice. Ron served our family well. His heart was with and for The Vulnerable and Weak.
I will miss Ron and his calm, thoughtful demeanor. I hope to become more like him in Character and Faith.
We share in your grieving. God enfolds you all in his warm, gentle and mighty arms in this Time.
With Love, David and The Matheny Family

Brenda Trapp

October 14, 2021

Ron was a true southern gentleman. I enjoyed working with him. He loved his family. We shared stories of our children and grandchildren. He was also so nice, and he will be missed. My condolences to his family.


October 12, 2021

Ron worked with my father, Tony, at Inland Rome until Daddy's retirement in 1992. He always spoke well of Ron. When Daddy went in to hospice care in 2002 because of Lewy Bodies dementia, Ron was the volunteer assigned to come spend time with my father each week. I was so thankful it was someone who knew my father before his illness and someone I felt comfortable spending time with my father. I am sorry for the grief that his family is experiencing but I am thankful for his presence in my father's life.