Obituary Euliss Claude Cockman Jr.

Euliss Claude Cockman, Jr.,77, died Saturday, April 24, 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House.


Euliss was a native of Robbins.  He graduated from Elise High School, received a diploma in auto mechanics from Randolph Industrial Education Center; and completed certification for teaching auto mechanics from North Carolina State University. He retired as the Director of School Bus Transportation for the Moore County School System after thirty-one years of service.  Euliss loved his family and enjoyed spending time with all of them. He enjoyed a “good conversation” with anyone and never met a stranger.  He was also a history buff, especially on the history of the “Plank Road” that ran through Moore County from Salem to Fayetteville.   Of course, he loved to work with his hands and “tinker”.  He was an inventor and held multiple patents for his inventions.  Euliss was the son of the late Euliss Claude and Lillian Mae Howard Cockman and was preceded in death by sister Vickie Mae Cockman Talbert.


Euliss is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris; daughter: Darlene Cockman and husband Paul Anderson; son: Mitchell Cockman and wife Bladen Leippe;  grandchildren: Tesla and Candela Anderson; Graham, Ethan, Bryce, Addison, Emma, Hadley, Molly, and Finn Cockman; many nieces, nephews and friends.


Graveside service 1:00 PM, Thursday, April 29, 2021,  Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Reverend Sam Grist officiating. 


The body will lie in repose from 3:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Kennedy Funeral Home.


Memorial may be made to UNC Heart Center, 123 West Franklin Street, Suite 51, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. 


Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Cockman family.


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