Official Obituary of

Richard “Rick” Joseph Cockrum

August 14, 1972 ~ March 25, 2023 (age 50) 50 Years Old

Richard “Rick” Cockrum Obituary

Richard “Rick” Joseph Cockrum, 50 of Princeton, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

Rick was born in Vincennes, IN on August 14, 1972 to Virginia “Jenny” Biggs and Daniel Cockrum.

Rick was employed by North Gibson School Corporation as a night supervisor. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, grilling, reading, being with his family, playing old school video games, and was known for his sense of humor. Rick was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a member of Conservation Fish and Wildlife Club of Gibson County.

Those left to mourn the loss of Rick are; his loving children, Sierra Cockrum of Bloomington, IL., Bryant Cockrum of Fort Drum, NY.,Olivia Davis (Hunter) of Princeton, IN.,and James Cockrum of Princeton, IN.; mother, Virginia Biggs (Richard) of Vincennes, IN.; father, Daniel Cockrum of Princeton, IN.; siblings, Matthew Fredrick (Jennifer) of Vincennes, IN., and Danielle Linneweber (Scott) of Indianapolis, IN.; grandchildren, Mila McCarthy, Ava Davis, and Jackson Davis; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by; maternal grandparents, James and Margaret Burns; paternal grandparents, Richard and Betty Cockrum; a brother, Brian Cockrum; and stepfather, Patrick Fredrick.

Visitation will be on Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Vincennes Chapel with a Mass of Christian burial following on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at a later date in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family welcomes online condolences to be left at

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April 2, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes Vincennes Chapel
313 Church Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

Funeral Mass
April 3, 2023

11:00 AM
St John's Catholic Church
803 Main St
Vincennes, IN 47591


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