Cockran, Sammy Kaye
Sammy Kaye Cockran of Floyd, 68, passed away March 14, 2016. He was born March 16, 1948, to the late James Abraham Cockran and Elizabeth Doka Payne Cockran. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in Vietnam, he was also a lifetime construction worker.
He is survived by his two sons, Mark Cockran of Indian Valley, K.C. Cockran of Vinton; stepson, Jimmy Bayse of Troutville; grandchildren, Hunter and Jaden Cockran, Haley, Gage, and Lacey Cockran; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Cathy Cockran of Floyd; three sisters, Anne Price of Graham N.C., Nettie Cox of Floyd, Betty Griffith; and brother-in-law, Richard Griffith of Floyd.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday March 17, at Gardner funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leon Wood officiating. Interment will follow in Lee Cemetery, Tuggles Gap, Va., with Military Graveside Rites by VFW Post # 7854 and American Legion Post # 127.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday March 17, at Gardner Funeral Home where the visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m.
Online condolences may be made at www.gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.com. The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home (540) 745-2007.