PUXICO - Billy Gene Cookson, 72, died Dec. 23, 2006, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico.
Born May 12, 1934, to the late Everett and Tincy Harris Cookson, he had lived in Puxico most of his life. A graduate of Puxico High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert and Beverly Cookson of Dexter and Steven Cookson of Puxico; one brother, Lyman Cookson; one sister and brother-in-law, Marvel and David Wheetley; and two grandsons, Aaron and Jared Cookson.
In addition to his parents, in 1981, he was preceded in death by one brother, Dewaine Cookson.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Ray Placher of Puxico will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Puxico Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Stoddard County Veterans's Honor Team.