Dan Bush Cockrum

Dan Bush Cockrum

Birth
Priddy, Mills County, Texas, USA
Death 17 Jan 2007 (aged 95)
Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas, USA
Burial Post, Garza County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 17647955 · View Source
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POST, Texas — Services for Dan B. Cockrum, 95 of Tahoka and formerly of Post were 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Post with the Rev. Steve McMeans of Lubbock, officiating. Burial followed in the Terrace Cemetery.

Dan died peaceably in his sleep Wednesday, January 17, 2007, at Lynnwood Assisted Living in Tahoka. He was born to Marion and Aurora Bush Cockrum July 29, 1911, in Priddy, Mills County, Texas. When Dan was a young boy, he and his family moved to Post where he attended Post schools and grew to adulthood. Dan married the former Sybil Lorene Marable July 24, 1938, at the First Christian Church in Post. He worked for Ed Warren at the Post Dispatch for 20 years before taking a job as a Linotype operator at The Lubbock Avalanche Journal. In 1950 he and Robert Cato created and printed the Post Shopping News in Post for a short period of time before he decided to establish his own printing and office supply business, Cockrum Printing. During his printing career, he developed and marketed nationally for several years a four-color business card press under the corporate name of Cockrum Enterprises.

He served more than 20 years on the Post Volunteer Fire Department and he was a member of the local Masonic Lodge for 63 years and member of the Shiva Shrine Temple.

Survivors included his wife Sybil of Tahoka; one son, Dan E. and wife Lynda of Carlsbad, New Mexico; three grandchildren; Michael and his wife Veronica of Grand Canyon, Arizona; Kimberly and Andrea Cockrum, both of San Antonio, Texas and two great-grandchildren; Daniel A. and Katelyn E. Cockrum of Grand Canyon, Arizona. He was preceded in death by both parents, brothers Bryan and Jack and a sister, Minta Chandler.
Arrangements were under the personal care of Justice-Mason Funeral Home.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dan Bush Cockrum (29 Jul 1911–17 Jan 2007), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17647955, citing Terrace Cemetery, Post, Garza County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth D. Bogard (contributor 46562702) .