Samuel Archie Cockrell, age 96, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014. He was predeceased in death by his wife, Jo and his eldest son, David. Sam is survived by his daughter, Joan, his son, Bradley, his sisters Oretha Parker and Betty Ruth Ezzelle and his brother, Randolph. A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Rocky Mount.