Citadel mourns cadet death
Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Gilbert, S.C., for Cadet Fourth Class Michael Paul Cockrell.
The Citadel will hold a memorial service at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29 in Summerall Chapel.
a knob from November Company, died April 24
A business administration major, Cockrell was a member of the Class of 2007.
Burial will follow the funeral service in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be the Citadel cadets Alex McCune, Matt Stauffer, Seth Lown, Chris Hudson, Matt Didelot, George Aubin, Brian Whitmore and Dwayne Steppe. Honorary pallbearers will be friends. Visitation will follow the service in the church social hall.
Memorials may be made to Camp Barstow, Boy Scouts of America, c/o Indian Waters Council, P.O. Box 144, Columbia, SC 29202, or Gilbert High School Golf Team, Gilbert High School, 840 Main Street, Gilbert, SC 29054, or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 246 St. Paul's Church Road, Gilbert, SC 29054.
Surviving are his parents, Paul Lamar and Geanie Long Cockrell of Gilbert; a sister, Kristen Cockrell of Gilbert; grandmothers, Ellie Mims Long of Gilbert, Camilla A. Cockrell of Batesburg; aunts and uncles, June and Larry McCartha, Herbert and Nancy Long, Jr., Garvin and Freida Cockrell, Jannette and Tony Mitchell.