Sammy Kaye Cockran

March 16, 1948 - March 14, 2016

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 life time construction worker. He is survived by his two sons, Mark Cockran of Indian Valley, K.C. Cockran of Vinton, step son, 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 NC, Nettie Cox of Floyd, Betty Griffith, and brother-in-law Richard Griffith of Floyd. Funeral service will be held Thursday March 17th at 2PM at Gardner funeral home chapel with Reverend 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 1PM on Thursday March 17th at Gardner Funeral Home where the visitation will be held from 1-2PM. Online Condolences may be made at The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home (540) 745-2007.

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