John Wesley Cockman, Jr



John Wesley Cockman, Jr., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the age of 75. He was born in Greensboro, NC and grew up in Rockingham, NC. Mr. Cockman moved to Florence in 1984 and retired from Palmetto Packaging in 2001. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, the Pioneer Sunday School Class, and the Blood Drop Ministry. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 28 years, Linda Stokes Cockman, his mother, Frances Scott Andrews and his father, John Wesley Cockman. He is survived by two daughters, Terry Scott (Andrew) Bland of Ocean Isle Beach, NC and Holly Diane Cockman of Holden Beach, NC; a sister, Frances “DeeDee” (Lanny) Henry of Boone, NC; two brothers, Richard Homer (Maude) Cockman of Burlington, NC and Charles Weldon (Carol Morton) Cockman of Pittsboro, NC; three grandchildren, Ryan Andrew (Katelyn) Bland of Shallotte, NC, Lindsey Blair (Fiancé, McCray Babson) Huggins of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, and Cameron Leigh Huggins of Holden Beach, NC; and five great-grandchildren, Gracelynn Rose Bland, Jackson McCray Babson, Owen Andrew Bland, Avis McKenna Babson, and a baby boy on the way. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Southside Baptist Church directed by Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services in the church. In Leiu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Southside Baptist Church Building Fund, 1356 Pineland Drive, Florence, SC 29505.