James N. 'Odie' Cocklin

May 3, 2012 Staff

James N. "Odie" Cocklin, 73, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at his home in Riverton.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in Riverton's Sunset Park.

James Norman Cocklin was born Sept. 3, 1938, in Marion County, Ohio, the son of Ethel Irene Richendollar. He grew up in Ohio and New Mexico.

Mr. Cocklin was an artisan, making belt buckles. He also demolished houses and worked as a professional meat cutter.

On April 17, 1985, he married Ilene in Montana.

His family said Mr. Cocklin enjoyed traveling and loved living in Edgerton. After the death of his wife in 2007, he moved to Riverton to live with his son.

Survivors include he son, Mike Donovan and his wife Amber of Riverton; daughters Debra Whiting of Edgerton, Angie Lingo Donovan of Casper and Diane Dawn of Alaska; seven grandchildren, Autumn Miller of Riverton, Gary Lingo of Germany, Marylou Sommers, Robert Sommers, Patrick Jenson, Robert Jenson and Steven Donovan; one great-grandchild; a brother, Mike Ehrick of Ohio, and a sister, Elizabeth Campbell of Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ilene Cocklin, on Nov. 7, 2007; his mother, Ethel Richendollar; a sister, Sylvia Ellinwood; grandfather, Norman Richendollar and niece, Dalene Ellinwood.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

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