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Robert Lee Cockrell, Sr.

September 12, 1937 ~ May 28, 2018 (age 80)

Robert “Pappy” Lee Cockrell, Sr.

Robert “Pappy” Lee Cockrell, Sr., age 80, of Camp Hill, and formerly of Mechanicsburg, passed away on his own terms on Monday, May 28, 2018.  Robert was born on Sunday, September 12, 1937 in Shiremanstown to the late Frank S. Cockrell and Elizabeth Ann (Bitner) Liggit. 

Robert’s survivors include his three children: Robert Lee Cockrell, Jr., of Carlisle, Terry Lee House, of Boiling Springs, Dawn Michelle Chesher, of Phoenix, AZ; his six grandchildren; one great-grandson; his siblings: Margaret Horner, of West Chester and Frank S. Cockrell, Jr. and his wife Diane, of Mechanicsburg; the mother of his children, Susan  Collins, of Camp Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Robert’s family will be remembering his life privately.  Cremation was private.

His family would like to share a poem written in his honor:

Robert Cockrell Sr.

The whispering in my head
that fills sleepless nights,
tells me my swan song
is gaining momentum.
Words glide gracefully across
this pond called life,
and all I can do is to listen
with all my heart
to the music of my
almost imperceptibly slowing
breath sounds, and wait
for the next great journey
to begin.
Never before have I felt
so deeply held in love
than I do now,
in this final ascent,
the pain at last draining
from my body, my loved ones
gathered around me,
filling me with tenderness
and sweet memories,
like warm maple syrup
pouring over a plate
of fresh blueberry pancakes,
each fruit a mourner
holding back tears.
It's time, dear ones,
to release me.
I will always be with you.

Geneva B. Politzer©2018

Robert’s family has entrusted his care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.Read Robert’s full obituary, and sign his official guest book

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