Father: James Luther Cocke, I
Mother: Bessie Caroline Thompson
* Richard Cocke spent 1951-1953 in the service of the U.S. Army at Ft. Eustis, VA where he attained the rank of corporal.
* After Mr. Cocke's demise, his body was cremated and his ashes given to his legal, next-of-kin. Mr. Cocke's ashes were scattered in a peaceful, rural location. Mr. Cocke did not stipulate an earth burial of his ashes - period.
* Therefore, Mr. Cocke is not buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, MI (please see letter on this memorial page from Oakwood Cemetery, which is Photo #2).
* Mr. Cocke transferred his considerable assets out of his name prior to his death. Therefore, see the third (#3 and #4) document (Photos #3 and #4) , which is not showing, for a synopsis of Mr. Cocke's financial obligations at the time of his death. Mr. Cocke made absolutely no provisions for paying his debts.
* Mr. Cocke has a child and legal next-of-kin. Therefore, do not transfer, alter, or delete this memorial (see document/photo #5 which is a birth certificate/legal document on this memorial page). Mr. Cocke also has additional legal next-of-kin which includes a grandson and three great-grandchildren.
A man's character is his fate." - Heraclitus
Mr. Cocke's ashes were scattered in a peaceful, rural setting.
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