ForeverMissed
Please join us for a celebration of life
in loving memory of Galen Cockrell.
May 16th 10AM-2PM

@ Mikey's Place, 3412 W Baker St, Plant City, FL 33563-2806

We will be gathering to share some of our fondest memories, our favorite stories, to laugh, to cry and remember this wonderful guy who is profoundly missed.



In memory of our dear, sweet, beloved, Galen Cockrell, 49 years old, born on September 7, 1971, and passed away on April 24, 2021. 

You are so loved and will forever be missed.  

We little knew that day,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death, we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
Posted by Jeff Tyson on April 28, 2021
Galen had a magnetic personality, he could walk in a room of 100 people and it seemed as though everyone had to speak with him and he could carry on a conversation with anyone about anything......from dirt bikes to boats,it didn't matter. I went to school with him but we didn't hang out until later in life when I started working out at the gym. Before long I was his roommate for about a year.....he always had something going on and he could do anything that he wanted to do. He would do anything he could to help you out. We had many good times together and wish I would have spent more time with him the past few years........he will be missed by many.
Posted by Rhonda Gilbreath on April 28, 2021
Galen I miss you . I miss your jokes . I miss your hugs . I miss the way you were always helping everybody. You were a great brother and a wonderful person . You would give away your last dollar if someone needed it . You had a huge heart and i will love you forever. PS Max and Copper miss you too ❤️
Posted by Cherri Pearson on April 28, 2021
They say it will be the little things we'll remember..... your smile, your laugh, your funny stories, your generous and gentle nature, the littlest moments that pop up in the memory of you that will help push through the pain of losing you way too soon uncle Galen. As I write this with tears streaming down my face, although life will be different without you, I hope that one day there will be happy tears of just remembering all the good times we shared. Love you always. Cherri

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Posted by Jeff Tyson on April 28, 2021
Galen had a magnetic personality, he could walk in a room of 100 people and it seemed as though everyone had to speak with him and he could carry on a conversation with anyone about anything......from dirt bikes to boats,it didn't matter. I went to school with him but we didn't hang out until later in life when I started working out at the gym. Before long I was his roommate for about a year.....he always had something going on and he could do anything that he wanted to do. He would do anything he could to help you out. We had many good times together and wish I would have spent more time with him the past few years........he will be missed by many.
Posted by Rhonda Gilbreath on April 28, 2021
Galen I miss you . I miss your jokes . I miss your hugs . I miss the way you were always helping everybody. You were a great brother and a wonderful person . You would give away your last dollar if someone needed it . You had a huge heart and i will love you forever. PS Max and Copper miss you too ❤️
Posted by Cherri Pearson on April 28, 2021
They say it will be the little things we'll remember..... your smile, your laugh, your funny stories, your generous and gentle nature, the littlest moments that pop up in the memory of you that will help push through the pain of losing you way too soon uncle Galen. As I write this with tears streaming down my face, although life will be different without you, I hope that one day there will be happy tears of just remembering all the good times we shared. Love you always. Cherri
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My Friend My Brother

Shared by Curt Vaughn on April 29, 2021
Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. He was something to everybody, a fantastic friend, an awesome uncle , a great son , a terrific brother even to those of us that didn't share such trivial things like blood or birth parents. But to me he just plain ole Galen Cockrell   That's all that needs to be said. Those that know me definitely know or at least know of this guy. I remember as a 16 year old kid always hearing about this older Galen fella, heard so many stories about him that I imagined he was some modern day James Dean, when I first saw him walk out of his house with ripped up jeans, a flannel shirt and combat boots weighing a total of about 110 pounds I was shocked. LMAO. After sneaking out to go drink beer at the towers I was hooked tho. I started just popping in by myself just to see what we could get into.  For sooooo many years we were connected at the hip. You didn't see me without seeing him and vice versa. He was the tit to my tat , the ying to my yang. He always dreamed big and would come up with some of the craziest ideas and we'd try them all if slightly feasible. He was a gentle giant with a huge heart that would literally give the shirt off his back.....I've seen it happen...true story. We spent about 3 years worth of weekends going wakeboarding , trying to become superstars, even when we were hung over from the night before. We had so many good times on that boat that I will never forget. We've drifted apart over the years due to , well, life but it didn't matter our bond never wavered. I'd mainly see him around the holidays when my kids would always get so excited to see Uncle Galen and what he was gonna show up in, low rider VW bugs, Cadillac Limousines, rat rod motor cycles. He was always bringing stuff to play with them , drones , rc helicopters, hoverboards and enjoyed watching them play with them more than playing with them himself. I am slowly starting to lose the numbness to the news and it hurts so bad I can barely tolerate it. I love you brother , I always did and always will and I will miss you the rest of my days..  Tell James Dean hello and have some good times lined up for us when we meet again.

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Shared by Robert Paz on April 28, 2021
Galen for me was a person who was always there, meaning if someone needed something and he knew he can help then he was there. He loved his family and friends. He was and is dependable. Even now when we ALL need him most. He’ll bring us together to mourn but most to realize how many of us there are. My best memory of Galen is loyalty of love. I will love and miss him but we have each other. ❤️ 
Shared by Misty White on April 28, 2021
I hope everyone knows Galen loved you all..He now  will be looking over each and everyone of us...He was a very special person...He had the biggest heart..I am so happy I came in the family 21 years ago..and got to share lots of special memories with him and all of you...Love you all!!!!