Surviving is his wife, Sharon Easley Cockerill. They would have been married 49 years in March. Also surviving are his 4 daughters; Carla (Donnie) Williams of Glendale, AZ, Trudy Leefers of Jacksonville, Lesia (Joe) Duggan of Buckeye, AZ, and Roberta Roberts of Alsey; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; 1 sister, Donna Cockerill and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Melora McVay and Tina McVay; grandson, Derrick Roberts and brother, James Cockerill.
Bob was a US Navy veteran and served active duty for 21 years. He served 3 tours during the Vietnam War. Bob was employed by the State of Illinois as a plumbing inspector and was also a licensed plumber. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved to travel with his wife. Bob will be greatly missed.
At his request, cremation rights have been accorded. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at the Daws Family Funeral Home in Winchester with interment in the Winchester City Cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Disabled American Veterans