Stillwater News Press

January 22, 2014

Derek Cokeley

Stillwater NewsPress

— Derek Jackson Cokeley, 46, passed away Jan. 20, 2014, at his home in Stillwater. His memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Strode Funeral Home Chapel, Stillwater. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He was born on Dec. 11, 1967, to Leonard Ray Cokeley and Judith Jackson Reding in Stillwater. Derek attended Stillwater High School, was a Life Scout and retired from Oklahoma State.

He is preceded in death by his father, Leonard Ray Cokeley, and his grandmother, Betty Jane Horner.

He is survived by his mother, Judith Jackson Reding; stepfather, Bill Reding; brother, Bradley Vermeire; sisters,Wednesday Reid, Chrystal Cokeley-Rice; nephews, Shane Reid, Michael Reid and Alex Reid;  nieces, Ashley Reid and Cydney Rice.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Humane Society of Stillwater, 1710 S. Main, Stillwater, OK, 74074.

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