SOUTH PORT, Fla. - James Murl Cogdill, 72, died at 9:445 a.m. Jan. 23, 2005, at his home.
Born on August 6, 1932 in Algoa, Ark., son of the late James F. and Roxa Cannon Cogdill, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in the Secret Service while stationed in Germany. He then worked as a foreman for a Denver paper mill and later became a breeder and trainer for greyhound dogs with kennels in Florida and Iowa. Cogdill attended the Victory of Faith Fellowship Church of South Port.
His wife, Paulette Cogdill, survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, J.M. "Jay" Cogdill of Leisure Lake and Ray Cogdill of Denver; two daughters Barbara Jo Strickland of Panama City and Karen Hemmit of California; two brothers, G. M. "Bud" Cogdill of Fenton, Mo., and Obrey Cogdill of East Prairie, Mo.; two sisters Janet Brooks of East Prairie and Laverna Kimbrell of Radcliff, Ky; and six grandchildren and two great-
One sister, Helen Mildred Cogdill, preceded him in death.
Private graveside services were conducted at the Sand Hill Cemetery in South Port with the Rev. Don Moon officiating.