Stephen “Gene” Cockrell of Killeen and formerly of Lampasas, died Sept. 24, 2020 at Seton Hospital.

A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date when gatherings are allowed. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Gene was born Sept. 28, 1966 in Houston to Virginia Pulliam. He was raised by James Cockrell and Winifred Pulliam Cockrell.

He graduated from The University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree and then earned his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.

Gene enjoyed flying, was an avid reader and loved to travel. He liked creating his own unique path in life.

He was preceded in death by his birth mother and by a grandfather, Eugene Pulliam.

He is survived by daughters Maegen Cockrell of Killeen, and Andrea and Jackie Cockrell of Austin. Memorials may be made to

Memorials may be made to Pilots N Paws or the charity of one’s choice.