Clinton Cocklin

Died: Sat., Feb. 20, 2016

Friends May Call

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

Funeral Ceremony

10:00 AM Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

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Clinton W. Cocklin, age 93, of Wapello, died Saturday evening, February 20, 2016, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  The son of Charles and Della Nelson Cocklin, he was born on January 17, 1923 in Port Louisa, Iowa.  Clinton married Patricia ‘Pat’ Griffin on January 27, 1947 in Burlington.  She preceded him in death on July 25, 2007.

Clinton was a true jack of all trades, farmed, was a carpenter, and retired from GPC in Muscatine.  He was a lifetime member of the NRA.  He loved the outdoors, gardening and giving a lot to others, wood whittling primarily mushrooms and giving them away, and playing cards and chess.  He was a jokester and prankster and yet was an excellent mentor to his family and many others.

His family includes five children, Jeanie Kay Bass (Randy Bowdre), Christopher Cocklin, Kathy Henke, Melodie Cocklin, and Laura Cocklin all of Wapello; ten grandchildren, Scott Little, Chad Cocklin, Brandy Becerra, Jeff Bass, Jeremy Bass, Dani Henke, Cody Henke, Angie Bowdre, Chayne Cocklin, and Free McDowell; thirteen great grandchildren; two great great grandsons; and a sister, Norma Cocklin of Wapello.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pat; daughter, Jane; two brothers, Everett and Donald Cocklin; and two sisters, Lila Cocklin and Kathryn Brown.

The funeral ceremony for Clinton Cocklin will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with Rev. Pam Kranzler officiating.  Burial will follow at the Harrison Cemetery, rural Wapello, with military rites.

Friends may call from 3:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home where the family will meet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Memorial contributions will benefit Great River Hospice.

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Connie Gipple Furlong
   Posted Mon February 22, 2016
Kathy, Dani & Cody, along with all other family members,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. It's hard to see our parents' during those
final years and days when not well. We lost Mom just in January. She, too, was at the Wapello Nursing Home, so I would see your dad at times while there. Take care and cherish your memories. Condolences to the whole family, you have my sympathy. Connie Gipple Furlong

   Posted Tue February 23, 2016

Debra Goodson
   Posted Tue February 23, 2016
I'm so sorry for the loss of my Uncle Cocky! I remember coming out to the farm as a youngster and having Uncle Clinton play jokes on us. We had so much fun! He was always just a kid himself and we loved him for that! Take care and know that he, Aunt Patty and Janie are all having a ball up there abut now. I love you guys!

Tina Griffin
   Posted Tue February 23, 2016
My thoughts and prayers to all of you. He was a wonderful man and I am blessed to have been able to meet him.

Tim Cocklin
   Posted Tue February 23, 2016
I am sorry for your loss. I remember having a lot of fun at your house when we were kids many decades ago. I lost touch with the family when we moved to Texas 34 years ago. I pray everything is well with the whole family.

Mike Chaplin
   Posted Tue February 23, 2016
So sorry for your loss. The family is in our prayers. Cherish the memories of your Dad.

Marcelene Bell
   Posted Thu February 25, 2016
Oh, I was so sorry to learn about Clinton, which was just at 10:00 this morning.
He certainly was one of a kind. I called Dale in Alaska, who feels just as bad.
Any thing I can do?

Shirley (Cocklin) Dean
   Posted Fri February 26, 2016
I was sorry to hear of Clinton's passing. He was my first cousin. Now Norma is my last first cousin on the Cocklin side. I only have one left on the Gast side. Marcelene did not hear of his passing until it was too late to get to the funeral or visitation. She did call our brother, Dale, who lives in Alaska. Clinton and Dale were good hunting and trapping buddies. Dale is 89 but still takes produce to the farmer's markets. I'm glad I have made contact with Kathy who has kept me posted about the family.

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