Bobby Cockrum

Funeral services for Robert Allan “Bobby” Cockrum, 58, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Bobby passed away at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Bartley House.

He was born March 10, 1960, at Claremore, Oklahoma, to Jackie Leroy Cockrum and Barbara Snider Cockrum.  Bobby attended the State School until he was eighteen years old and then began working at Sheltered Industries.  He enjoyed taking part in Special Olympics and Sporting Chance, where he received several medals and ribbons; bowling was his favorite. Bobby collected hats and enjoyed wrestling, watching NASCAR– especially #18; he also enjoyed watching westerns and was proud of his life sized poster of John Wayne.  He never met a stranger, loved life and family and was very proud when he became an uncle.

He is survived by his parents, Jackie and Barbara Cockrum, West Plains; one brother, Trent Cockrum and wife, Teresa, West Plains; one sister, Stephanie Cockrum, Hulbert, Oklahoma; and two nieces and their families, Rochelle Smith and husband, Marshall and their children, Trevin and Aria, and Taylor Parrish and husband, Jack and their son, Wyatt.

His grandparents preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Children’s Miracle Network and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.