George Wayne Cockley

February 23, 1926 ~ October 20, 2019 (age 93)



George Wayne Cockley, 93, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Messiah Lifeways.

Born February 23, 1926 on a farm near Brandstville, Monroe Two., he was the only child of George E. And Erma L. (Morrette) Cockley.  He was the widower of Doris J. (Minnich) Cockley.

Wayne graduated from Mechanicsburg High School, Class of 1943.  He then served in the U. S. Navy as a Signalman 2/C on the USS Casablanca, CVE 55, in the Pacific from 1944 through 1946.  On March 15, 1947 he married Doris J. Minnich.

He was retired from the Ships Parts Control Center, Naval Supply Depot, Mechanicsburg with 38 years of service.  After his retirement, he worked part time for 10 years at the Book of the Month Club and volunteered at New Hope Ministries Food Bank.

He was a life long member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Churchtown and held life memberships in the Boiling Springs VFW Post 8851 and the American Legion Post 109, Mechanicsburg.

Surviving are two sons:  Jeffery of Mechanicsburg and Randall of Lemoyne and a daughter:  Julie Cockley of East Stroudsburg, PA.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A. M. Friday, October 25, 2019 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 325 Old Stonehouse Road, S., Boiling Springs, PA, with the Rev. Deborah l. Brumbaugh officiating.  Burial, with military honors, will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 325 Old Stonehouse Road, S., Boiling Springs PA 17007 or New Hope Ministries, 99 W Church St., Dillsburg, PA 17019

To express an on-line condolence, please visit

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of George Wayne Cockley, please visit our floral store.


October 25, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
325 Old Stonehouse Road, South
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania 17007

Memorial Service
October 25, 2019

11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Boiling Springs, PA

© 2020 Ronan Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA